Pakistan judicial commission to leave for India on Sept. 21

September 18, 2013 05:09 pm | Updated November 16, 2021 10:33 pm IST - Islamabad

Smoke and fire billows out of the Taj Hotel after the terrorist attack in Mumbai on November 27, 2008. Photo: Vivek Bendre

Smoke and fire billows out of the Taj Hotel after the terrorist attack in Mumbai on November 27, 2008. Photo: Vivek Bendre

The Pakistan Judicial Commission is finally set to leave for India on September 21, 2013 after many hiccups. Confirming this, special public prosecutor and head of the Commission Chaudhry Mohammed Azhar on Wednesday said that all the visas were in place and the new defence counsel Khwaja Haris would also be accompanying the team.

The commission plans to spend a week in India as part of its continuing investigation into the November 26, 2008 terror strike. Last year, when it visited Mumbai, the commission was not allowed to cross examine witnesses. This time, however, they have permission to cross examine the investigating officer in the case, the magistrate who recorded Ajmal Kasab’s confession and the two doctors who performed autopsies on the nine terrorists who were killed in the aftermath of the incident.

Mr. Haris is expected to conduct the cross examination of the witnesses. India is hoping that the visit of the commission will give some momentum to the terror strike case which has been dragging on in the court in Islamabad.

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