New Delhi: With a view to prove the claims of Pakistan government wrong that its state machinery was no way involved in 26/11 Mumbai attack, India will hand over a dossier along with Pakistani passport of recently arrested terrorist Abu Jundal during Foreign Secretary level talks with the neighbouring country.

The talks are commencing from Wednesday. The passport was issued by Pakistan government to Jundal which also proves that the arrested terrorist worked hands in glove with Pak authorities to spread terrorism especially against India.

Pak agencies involvement in 26/11 attack

Recently Pakistan Interior Minister Rahman Malik had denied that Jundal ever entered his country through legal routes. The Pakistani delegation led by Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani will be handed over the documents indicting the Pak agencies for abetting act of terror aimed against India. The documents reveal that Jundal was issued passport and domestic identity cards in the name of Riyasat Ali, a resident of Sheikhpura in Pakistan's Punjab province.

These documents were issued to Jundal, a prime accuse of 26/11 Mumbai attack, in 2009 and were to be renewed in 2014. He visited Saudi Arabia, from where he was recently nabbed and brought to India, to raise funds and other resources for Lashkar-e-Toiba. Just after learning about the detention of the Leshkar operative in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan authorities tried to get his custody in a bid to cover up the evidences showing state agencies’ role in acts of terror aimed against India.

Bilateral talks on Wednesday

The Foreign Secretary level talks between India and Pakistan on Wednesday will be dominated by issue of Pak agencies’ role in abetting terrorism against India in the light of arrest of Abu Jundal, a key accused of 26/11 terror attack. At the same time it is also believed that two main emotive issues like release of Sarabjeet from Pakistan jail and Kashmir issue are also likely to come up during talks.

Pak Foreign Secretary Jalil Jilani arrived New Delhi on Tuesday for talks with his Indian counterpart Ranjan Mathai on Wednesday. Significantly, Jilani also held meetings with both groups of Hurriyat Conference-Moderate and Hardliner- Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Syed Ali Shah Geelani, a move which is not likely to go down well with New Delhi.

In an official announcement, Ministry of External Affairs said "The Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan will meet here on Wednesday in New Delhi on July 4th and 5th to discuss peace and security including CBMs, Jammu and Kashmir and promotion of friendly exchanges."

Sarabjit release

Apart from terror, the issue of release of Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who is on death row for the last 20 years, is also expected to be taken up by India.

The Foreign Secretaries' meeting was to be a precursor to talks between the Indo-Pak Foreign Ministers scheduled for the latter half of July in Islamabad. But the ministerial-level talks have been postponed as the dates were clashing with the Presidential poll here. The talks are likely to take place in August, according to officials.

The Indo-Pak dialogue, which was stalled following the Mumbai terror attack in November 2008, resumed last year with both sides holding a series of meetings on the eight components under the 'Composite Dialogue' format, including terrorism, Kashmir, Siachen, Sir Creek and Trade.

(JPN/Agencies)

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