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Pak reply still awaited on 26/11 dossier: Chidambaram

Home Minister Said the Government was awaiting Pakistan's reply on the dossier it had submitted.

Written by Agencies | Kollam | February 9, 2009 6:01:57 pm

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said India had no doubt that the Mumbai terror attack originated from Pakistani soil and that the Government was awaiting Pakistan’s reply on the dossier it had submitted.

“There is no doubt that the Mumbai terrorist attack was planned and executed from Pakistan’s soil. We have given the dossier to hundred countries. Nobody has expressed any doubt on it,” Chidambaram told reporters here.

He said the Centre was waiting for the official reply from Pakistan on the matter.

When his reaction was sought on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s reported comment that terror has to be paid back in the same coin,Chidambaram said the menace had to be neutralised only with police and security forces.

“I don’t know what he meant by that. I think he must have some vigilante groups in his mind. In a civilised society,vigilante groups have no place,” he said.

Asked about reports that some major dams in the country could be targeted by terrorists,he said the Centre was sharing intelligence inputs with state governments whenever such information was brought to the Government’s notice.

On CPI-M’s allegation that the Centre was using the CBI to settle political scores in the SNC Lavalin case in which party’s Kerala unit secretary Pinarayi Vijayan is sought to be arraigned as an accused by the agency,Chidambaram said,“this is not the time to answer that question since I have come here to review the state’s internal security”.

In a lighter vein,he said,“if I say something on this matter,it would be embarrassing to my host,” referring to the presence of state Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan,who is a member of the CPI-M Politburo.

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