ISLAMABAD – Counsel of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and other alleged accused of the Mumbai attacks arrested in Pakistan, Rizwan Abbasi Advocate has said that India is the reason for delay of the decision in Pakistan in the case of Mumbai attacks.
He said that India wants to conceal the facts from the world pertaining to Mumbai attacks.
Addressing a press conference at a local hotel in Islamabad on Monday on the completion of five years of the Mumbai attacks case, Senior Lawyer of the team of lawyers pleading the case of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and other alleged accused of the Mumbai attacks arrested in Pakistan, Rizwan Abbasi said that incumbent senior bureaucrat of India while submitting affidavit in the court said that Indian government itself is involved in the Mumbai attacks.
But India is continuously busy in propaganda against Pakistan over the issue, Rizwan Abbasi said
He said that India, showing extraordinary hastiness while hanging Ajmal Kasab, has proved that it would not unveil some of the facts.
He said that Ajmal Kasab was neither allowed to have any independent counsel nor he was allowed to have meeting in isolation with the government lawyer.
He said that the story which was fabricated against the Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi was not accepted even by the Indian court but India wants that the accused should be hanged in Pakistan on the basis of that invented story.
He said that India is continuously exerting pressure on Pakistan saying that Pakistan is not proceeding against the accused, but the India is not cooperating while giving access to Pakistan for reaching the important persons, places and matters pertaining to the case.
He said that Pakistan needs any evidence or witness for initiating proceeding against the accused which the India is not providing despite repeatedly demanded by Pakistan.
He said that Pakistan kept on convincing India for one year through diplomatic and other sources and then India allowed Pakistan for counter-examine with the witnesses. He further said that when the Pakistani judicial commission was about to go to India, but before the arrival of judicial commission, the India hanged the Ajmal Kasab and thus ended the only live evidence of the Mumbai attacks case.
He said that the requirements of justice were not fulfilled while hanging the Ajmal Kasab. He said that investigation on basis which India hanged the Ajmal Kasab was even rejected by even by the Indian National Intelligence Agency (NIA).
Abbasi claimed the dossiers handed over by India contained only “information and no solid evidence”.
“There was also no proof that the attackers had any link with my clients because the phone numbers Indian authorities said were used for the contacts were not of Pakistani companies,” he said.