Friday, 10 June 2011

Verdict in Rana case not a setback to India, says Govt


Government today said the verdict in the Tahawwur Rana case in a US court, holding the Pakistani-Canadian not guilty for the Mumbai attacks, is not a setback as India does not rely overtly on prosecution of terror suspects in other countries.

"I do not see it as a setback as our case (India) is still under investigation," Secretary, Internal Security in the Ministry of Home Affairs, U K Bansal told reporters here.

Bansal said, "Prosecution in India against Rana and his co-accused David Headley depends on our own investigations which is being done by Indian investigating agencies.

"In our handling of terrorism in India, we do not rely overtly on prosecution in other countries. We have to rely on our own strength," he said.

Bansal said government will go to the court against the 26/11 accused with its own investigation.