New Delhi: Pakistan’s inaction against the Mumbai terror attack accused including Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed has lead to dissatisfaction among the investigative agencies in India.  Losing hope in reaching out to those responsible for the attack, India is neither willing to send a judicial commission to Pakistan for interrogating the accused nor is it eager to continue the home secretary level talks in this regard.

Moreover, the officials of the Home Ministry believe that such efforts to convince Pakistan to nail the accused is ‘a waste of time’.

The Pakistan judicial commission had come to India last month to record the statements of the officials and magistrate related to the investigation of the Mumbai terror attacks. Similarly, India was also required to send a judicial commission to the neighbouring country for the purpose. But now the Home Ministry has turned down the plan.

According to a senior official, “Inspite of ample evidences against the 26/11 accused, Pakistan has not taken any concrete steps in this regard, it has bluntly refused to act against Hafiz Saeed.”

It is to be noted, there is enough evidence proving the involvement of Saeed in the Mumbai terror attacks on basis of which the Interpol had issue a red corner notice against him in 2009. Not only this, after filing a chargesheet against Saeed in the court, India also sent a Letter Rogatory (LR) to Pakistan to which the latter turned a deaf ear.

As a result, the Home Ministry has decided not to send a judicial commission to Pakistan in this regard. The widening rift between the two nations is more evident with the fact that there has been no home secretary level meeting since March last year.

As a confidence building measure, the two nations had decided to hold the meeting twice a year, but it has failed to pick up so far. Also, the possibilities of any such meeting seem scarce in the near future.

(JPN/Bureau)