Indian government officials say they have given Pakistan more details
from their investigation of last year's Mumbai terrorist attacks, in
the hope that this will prompt Pakistan to prosecute a suspected
mastermind of the plot.
India's Home Minister (Palaniappan Chidambaram) told
reporters Saturday that Pakistan now has received four packets of
information and evidence about the attacks eight months ago, which
killed 166 people.
The Indian minister said all of Pakistan's previous questions about the
investigation now have been answered, and that there is enough evidence
for Pakistan to prosecute Hafiz Saeed, believed to be a central planner
of the three-day terrorist siege in Mumbai.
Saeed heads the Jamaat-ud-Dawa charity, a reported front for the
Islamic militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, based in Pakistan, which is
accused of carrying out the attacks on India. The bloodshed severely
strained relations between India and Pakistan, and brought the two
nuclear-armed neighbors' slow-moving peace process to a halt.
Pakistan put Saeed under house arrest in December, but he was released
in June by a court that ruled there was insufficient evidence against
him. He is one of 38 people, including Pakistani nationals, who India
says were the key figures in planning the guns-and-grenades attacks.
India says all 10 gunmen involved in the assault on Mumbai were
Pakistanis. Officials in Islamabad have conceded the attacks were
planned, in part on Pakitani territory, but they deny India's assertion
that Pakistani government agents were involved.
The lone surviving Mumbai gunman, Pakistani national Mohammed Ajmal
Kasab, testified in court that he was "waging war" against India at the
Pakistan has filed police complaints against at least five suspects, and is searching for at least a dozen others in the case.