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Pakistan judicial commission to visit India in January

December 30, 2011 - New Delhi

Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday said Pakistan judicial commission will visit India in January 2012 .

Talking to reporters after presenting his Ministry's monthly report card, Chidambaram said: "We have informed the Mumbai High Court that Pakistani commissions desire to visits India in January and they have suggested some dates and we have asked Chief Justice of Mumbai High Court to agree and give suitable instruction to the judicial authorities."

"Once we hear from the Chief Justice of Mumbai High Court we will convey it to Pakistanis " Chidambaram added.

Earlier, Pakistan has formally conveyed to India that its nine-member judicial commission will visit next month to interview key persons linked to the probe into the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

The Commission will take the statements of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate R V Sawant Waghule and Investigating Officer Ramesh Mahale, who have recorded the confessional statement of Ajmal Kasab.

On November 26, 2008, Kasab and nine other heavily-armed gunmen, who arrived here by sea, attacked various places, including the Taj Mahal Hotel, Nariman House, Oberoi Hotel and Mumbai CST railway station, killing 166 people and injuring several others.

Kasab, who was caught alive and sentenced to death by a trial court, is currently lodged in the high security Arthur Road Jail here.


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