Pakistan takes U-turn, back on denial mode over Kasab

Written by Press Trust of India | Karachi,New Delhi | Updated: Feb 28 2009, 06:14am hrs
Pakistan was back in denial mode on Friday with navy chief admiral Noman Bashir claiming there was no proof that Ajmal Kasab and other terrorists took the sea route from this country to carry out the Mumbai attacks, a view rubbished by India.

We have seen no evidence that confirms he (Kasab) went from Pakistan to Mumbai, Bashir said.

The navy chiefs contention contradicts interior ministry chief Rehman Maliks admission two weeks back that the Mumbai attacks were partly plotted on Pakistan soil and launched from its shores for which it has arrested six persons.

The evidence that I have doesn't show that the terrorists went from this country. This is Indias claim from day one. Even before the Mumbai incidents had ended, India was saying that the terrorists have used sea route, Bashir said.