ISLAMABAD - Advisor to PM on Interior Affairs, Rehman Malik, has dismissed India’s claim that the arrest of 26/11 handler Abu Hamza Jundal, and the information he has provided to interrogators, proves that Pakistani state actors were involved in the attacks on Mumbai in 2008. “Hazma is Indian. India is failing to control its citizens,” said Rehman Malik while talking to media. “I told (Home Minister) Chidambaram that Hindu extremism is growing in India,” he added. Asking India to put an end to blame game, he said if any Pakistani involvement was there, we had requested India to provide proof.
“We have to have a way forward to see the situation resolved. We want solid proof to substantiate allegations,” he added. “Each time India has accused the ISI of involvement in a terror attack, it has been proved wrong. We are proud of the ISI. The role ISI has played in the war of terror is recognised worldwide and it is defending Pakistan”, Malik said. In discussions with India about its own investigation and trial for those connected to 26/11, Pakistan had told India that Abu Hamza had been arrested. When asked how Hamza had then managed to leave the country, Malik said this was not the same man listed in a dossier shared between the two countries. He said India had also messed up the Samjhota Express investigations. Online