India on Friday summoned Pakistan’s Deputy High Commissioner and lodged a strong protest against the frequent adjournments of the ongoing Mumbai terror attacks case trial in Pakistan.
While the Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner was summoned to the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi, the Indian Deputy High Commissioner went to the Pakistan Foreign Office in Islamabad and lodged a similar protest.
According to informed sources, Indian officials in their meetings with Pakistani officials both in New Delhi and Islamabad have sought regular briefing on the progress of the trial and the investigation being conducted by Pakistani authorities. It is understood that Indian officials during the meetings reiterated the high importance India attaches to bring to justice all those responsible in Pakistan for the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008.
For the seventh time in a row, a Pakistani anti-terrorism court trying the seven accused in the Mumbai attacks case adjourned the hearing on Wednesday.
In Islamabad, Pakistan informed the Indian Deputy High Commissioner that efforts were being made for an early conclusion of the trial, according to a Pakistan Foreign Office statement.
The Indian Deputy High Commissioner met Pakistan’s Director General South Asia and SAARC.