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Pakistan to seek extradition of Mumbai suspect

Pakistan to seek extradition of Mumbai suspect
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First Published: Sun, Apr 25 2010. 10 07 PM IST
Updated: Sun, Apr 25 2010. 10 07 PM IST
Islamabad: Pakistan will seek the extradition from India of the suspected lone surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks to further its own investigation into the case, officials said on Sunday.
Seven members of militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba are on trial in Pakistan for planning and orchestrating the violence that killed at least 183 people in Mumbai. Pakistan foreign ministry spokesman Abdul Basit said a dossier would soon be sent to New Delhi through which the extradition of Pakistani Mohammad Ajmal Kasab and Fahim Ansari would be sought.
An Indian court concluded Kasab’s trial in March and is due to announce its verdict on 3 May. Kasab faces the death penalty if found guilty of waging war against India.
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First Published: Sun, Apr 25 2010. 10 07 PM IST