Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:17:23 GMT | By PTI

26/11: Pak to ask India for cross examination of Mumbai witnesses

Islamabad: The Pakistan government will write to its Indian counterpart to allow the cross-examination of key witnesses in the Mumbai attacks case following a court's rejection of the findings of a judicial commission that visited India to gather evidence, a prosecutor has said.


26-11: Pak to ask India for cross examination of Mumbai witnesses

Mohammad Azhar Chaudhry, a special prosecutor of the Federal Investigation Agency, said the Pakistan government will write to Indian authorities regarding the cross-examination of the Indian witnesses in order to fulfil legal requirements.

An anti-terrorism court conducting the trial of seven Pakistani suspects charged with planning, financing and executing the 2008 Mumbai attacks yesterday declared as illegal the findings of the Pakistani judicial commission that visited India in March.

Judge Chaudhry Habib-ur-Rehman said another commission could be sent to Mumbai if the governments of India and Pakistan agreed to allow the cross-examination of witnesses.

He further said the testimonies of four Indian witnesses could be used by prosecutors against the Pakistani accused only if Indian authorities allowed defence lawyers to cross-examine the witnesses.

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