Sacked Pak Deputy AG says dismissal is ‘unwarranted’

Pakistan’s sacked Deputy Attorney General on Monday said his dismissal is “unwarranted” and insisted that handing over of Ajmal Kasab....

Written by Press Trust Of India | Islamabad | Published:March 3, 2009 12:44 am

Pakistan’s sacked Deputy Attorney General on Monday said his dismissal is “unwarranted” and insisted that handing over of Ajmal Kasab to Islamabad is necessary for the successful trial of other Mumbai terror attack suspects.

Sardar Mohammad Ghazi,who was dismissed for making controversial remarks on Kasab,said there was no difference of opinion when he had told senior Government officials that Pakistan would have to seek extradition of Kasab,the “prime suspect” in the Mumbai attacks.

Ghazi,who was also the Special Public Prosecutor in the Mumbai attacks,was removed from both the posts last week after he sparked controversy,claiming that Islamabad had formally requested India to hand over Kasab.

Ghazi said he was briefed on the case and the evidence collected by Pakistani investigation agencies by “responsible authorities in the office of Attorney General”.

The senior lawyer,who is currently in Britain on a private visit,told Dawn News channel that his dismissal was “unwarranted”.

During his meeting with officials in the investigating agencies and the office of the Attorney General,he candidly discussed all aspects of Mumbai case,he said. He also said he was assured of a “free hand keeping in view national interests and security”.

He said the authorities should have sought an explanation from him before sacking him.

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