US court summons ISI chief Pasha, LeT leaders

 The 26-page lawsuit was filed before a New York Court on November 19 against the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Lashkar-e-Toiba by the relatives of Rabbi Gavriel Noah Holtzberg and his wife Rivka, who were both gunned down by militants in the Chhabad House in Mumbai.

Pasha, who has been director-general of the ISI since September 2008, has been summoned by the Brooklyn court, so is Nadeem Taj, the director-general of the ISI from September 2007 to September 2008. Major Iqbal and Major Samir Ali are other ISI officers who have been issued summons.

“The ISI has long nurtured and used international terrorist groups, including the LeT, to accomplish its goals and has provided material support to the LeT and other international terrorist groups,” said the lawsuit.

The one of its kind lawsuit also brings as defendants Lashkar operatives like operations commander Lakhvi, JuD chief Saeed, and Azam Cheema. “The Mumbai terrorist attack was planned, trained for and carried out by the members of defendant LeT. Defendant ISI provided critical planning, material support, control and coordination for the attacks,” it alleges.

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