NEW DELHI: India on Friday mounted pressure on Pakistan after David Headley in his deposition before a Mumbai court revealed the role of Pakistan’s ISI and Lashkar-e-Toiba in planning, financing and executing the 26/11 terror strikes.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Headley’s statement fully exposed Pakistan.
“After Headley’s deposition, Pakistan has been fully exposed. It should act against the culprits of 26/11 as its reality is now before the entire world,” Singh said. A top officer in the security establishment told Express that Pakistan had not been able to fix the gaps in the 26/11 investigation, being conducted by its Federal Investigation Agency (FIA). He also confirmed that Pakistan, on several occasions, had been informed about the loopholes but it did not pay any heed.
“ The reconnaissance of the targets, which exposes the role of Pakistan state actors, is an important part of the conspiracy. The recee was done by Headley and handled by Sajid Majid, Abdur Rehman, Major Iqbal and Major Sameer. This aspect has not been investigated,” he further added. A dossier, which was handed over to Pakistan, had highlighted the major gaps in the FIA probe of the 26/11 attack.
The dossier reviewed by Express said; “FIA has not investigated the role of Hafiz Saeed. Saeed not only planned the attack in consultation with Zaki and others, he was also monitoring the progress of training of the terrorists and directly motivated them. FIA could have examined Faiza Qutalah, wife of Headley to get evidence against Hafiz Saeed.”