Pakistan has for the first time admitted that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) execute last year’s Mumbai terror attacks, said a TV new channel referring to a 36 page dossier handed over by Pakistan.
According to reports, the dossier terms Lashkar operations chief Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi as the mastermind and at the same time admitted the Pakistani nationality of Ajmal Amir Kasab along with some others. It is believed that it is this stand that prompted India to be more accommodating with Pakistan at the NAM summit in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt.
Sources said that if the dossier is something to go by about the way Pakistani authorities are going to proceed in the case, the charge sheet would be quite substantive.
Pakistan has reportedly given details on each of the accused, which includes Zarar Shah, who has been identified as the person in-charge of the communications, and then there are details of proclaimed offenders like Kasab.
The LeT, has been referred to as a defunct organisation with no links to other outfits in Pakistan. It is in this context, that India did not want to be rigid in the conversation with Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani at Sharm-el-Shaikh. The dossier is being seen as a step forward as a result, the formulation in the joint statement.