Pakistan to ask for extradition of Mumbai suspect

Pakistan will seek the extradition from India of the suspect from the 2008 Mumbai attacks to further its own investigation into the case, officials said on Sunday.

Pakistan to ask for extradition of Mumbai suspect

Pakistan will seek the extradition from India of the suspect from the 2008 Mumbai attacks to further its own investigation into the case, officials said on Sunday.

Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdul Basit said a dossier would soon be sent to New Delhi through which the extradition of Pakistani Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, and Fahim Ansari, an Indian, would be sought.

"In the context of an ongoing trial in Islamabad, it (extradition) is becoming our legal requirement and we are sending a dossier soon in this regard," Basit told Reuters. Another official said Pakistan hoped to get information from Kasab and Ansari which could be used for the trial of the seven LeT members.

"We believe their statements, especially Kasab's, would be helpful," said the official, who declined to be identified.

Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said warrants had been issued for the arrest of the pair.

An Indian court concluded his trial in March and is due to announce its verdict on May 3. Kasab faces the death penalty if found guilty of "waging war" against India.


Reuters

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