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What will you do to punish the guilty? Congress asks Modi govt after Headley bombshell

New Delhi: As Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley illustrated how his outfit had planned the 26/11 attacks, Congress on Monday asked the government what it would do now to bring the guilty of the Mumbai terror strikes to book.

Manish Tiwari. AFP

Manish Tiwari. AFP

Party spokesman Manish Tewari told reporters that there was never any doubt about Pakistan's involvement in the terror strikes and "strong evidence" had been provided to Islamabad.

The question now is how the Narendra Modi government would respond to bring to justice LeT leaders like Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, who have been released from jail, Tewari asked.
He said Pakistan had a hand in the terror attacks and it is a fact that Masood Azhar who was released from jail following IC 804 hijack was behind the Pathankot terror strike.

He said that while in the Opposition, the BJP had been harping that talks and terror cannot go together. Headley, who is serving a 35-year prison sentence in the US for his role in the Mumbai attacks, spoke about the role of LeT founder Hafiz Saeed, Lakhvi as well as his handler in the outfit Sajid Mir.

He gave the sequence of events leading up to the November 26, 2008 assault as he deposed before special judge G A Sanap in Mumbai via video link, in the first such case of deposition in an Indian court from foreign land.


Updated Date: Feb 09, 2016 03:13 AM

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