Mumbai commission examines witnesses
29 September, 2013
MUMBAI: The Pakistani judicial commission which is probing the November 26, 2008 Mumbai terror attacks says its visit to the city was successful from the prosecution point of view.
Chaudhry Muhammed Azhar, who heads the panel, told The Hindu on Saturday that the visit was excellent and people were courteous and cooperative.
He said the prosecution had a limited scope but it was able to re-examine all the evidence "within the given circumstances".
The commission has cross-examined two witnesses, a doctor who carried out the autopsy of nine terrorists who were killed in the attack, and Ramesh Mahale, the investigating officer of the case.
"The additional chief metropolitan magistrate who presided over the proceedings will seal the record and send it to the government of India, and then it will be sent to Pakistan's Foreign Office," he said. "The report will then be shared with the Federal Investigation Agency and the anti-terrorism court."
The case will be heard on October 3. This time, the commission was allowed to cross-examine witnesses unlike last year.