'Govt. will not stop till 26/11 perpetrators are severely punished': R P N Singh

Lucknow, Oct.25 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs R P N Singh on Friday said India has been consistent in demanding that Pakistan hands over all non-state players involved in the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai, and asserted that the government will not stop unless the perpetrators are given the most severe punishment.

"We have been repeatedly discussing in the international forum, and with Pakistan, about the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. We have already verification on the 26/11 incident, and India has been consistently demanding the arrest non-state players and handing them to us," he told media here today.

"Till we don't bring back all those who were involved in the attack, and punish them severely, this government will not stop, and will continue to fight for all those who sacrificed their lives," he added.

Pakistani anti-terrorism court (ATC) hearing the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case has postponed the hearing of the case till November 6.

According to reports, records of the cross-examination of Indian witnesses by a Pakistani Judicial Commission in connection with the attacks case had not reached the court in Islamabad when it convened on Thursday morning.

The 2008 Mumbai attacks were twelve coordinated shooting and bombing attacks across Mumbai, by members of Lashkar-e-Taiba.

Ajmal Kasab, the only attacker who was captured alive, later confessed upon interrogation that the attacks were conducted with the support of Pakistan's ISI.

The attacks, which drew widespread global condemnation, began on Wednesday, 26 November and lasted until Saturday, 29 November 2008, claiming the lives of 166 people and wounding at least 308.

On 29 November, India's National Security Guards (NSG) conducted Operation Black Tornado to flush out the remaining attackers. It resulted in the deaths of the last remaining attackers at the Taj Hotel and the ending all fighting in the attacks.

Kasab was hanged on 21 November 2012 at 7:30 a.m. and buried at Yerwada Jail in Pune. (ANI)


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