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Pak Judicial commission to visit India in Feb over 2008 Mumbai attacks.

Islamabad, Jan 21 ( ANI ): A Pakistani judicial commission probing the 2008 Mumbai attacks will visit India in the first week of February, the Interior Ministry has said.

Reports suggest that the commission's members will record the statements of witnesses and investigators of the attacks for the country's own investigation.The judicial commission will visit India between February 3 and 6," the Daily Times quoted an Interior Ministry statement, as saying.

"Interior Minister Rehman Malik received the Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad Sharat Sabarwal and thanked him for allowing Pakistan's judicial commission to India," the statement said.

The decision came after the heads of Pakistan's Investigation Agency's Special Investigation Group, Khalid Qureshi, Muhammad Azhar Chaudhry and Chaudhry Zulfiqar were permitted by the Bombay High Court to record the statements of the attack witnesses.

Pakistan has expressed its desire to record the statement of magistrate RV Sawant Waghule, who had recorded the confession statement of Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone attacker captured alive during the attacks in November 2008.

The commission will also reportedly record the statements of the two doctors who carried out postmortems of those who had been killed in the attack.

The Mumbai attack had killed the former Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) Chief Hemant Karkare, along with two other officers: Additional commissioner Ashok Kamte and 'encounter specialist' Vijay Salaskar. Fourteen police officials were killed while fighting terrorists in Mumbai. ( ANI )

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Date:Jan 21, 2012
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