Rehman Malik stirs fresh row: 'Ansari source of Indian agency'
“Abu Jundal’s statement was taken in Saudi Arabia. Subsequently, he was brought here. We have all the information. And in his own statement, Abu Jundal said he is a criminal, having been charged in many cases and he also worked as one of the sources of a very elite (intelligence) agency of India. Now, see, he has used the agencies also and went rogue,” Malik said.
He did not specify when and in which statement Ansari had said he was working as a “source” for an Indian intelligence agency. India, which maintains Ansari is a Pakistani citizen and had recovered a Pakistani passport from him, rubbished Malik’s statement as “ridiculous”. “Such a statement is ridiculous. Jundal was working with the Lashkar-e-Toiba in Pakistan’s soil when the Mumbai terror attack was carried out,” Home Secretary R K Singh told PTI.
On Malik’s remark that Indian agencies could have prevented the Mumbai terror attack, the Home Ministry in a statement said the main issue was that 26/11 was conceived, planned and directed from Pakistan. Pakistan did not take any action against these terrorist elements when the plan was being conceived and put into effect, it said.
During a lecture at the Observer Research Foundation here, Malik underlined that Pakistan alone could not be