India urges Pak for transparent probe into Mumbai attack

India urges Pak for transparent probe into Mumbai attack

"It is something Pakistan must consider seriously. It is in its own interest and in the interest of the region and that of the bilateral relations that the conspiracy which began in Mumbai attack has to be investigated in a transparent manner", External Affairs Minister S M Krishna told reporters.

In a guarded reaction to Rana's acquittal by a U.S. court to Rana's acquittal by a U.S. court, he said the trial has substantial linkages between two in connection with the Mumbai attack.

"Judicial process has taken a particular view. We are not entirely satisfied. It is a judicial process. We can't dictate. That is the law of the land".

"But the fact remains throughout the last few months, the trial has substantial linkages between the two facing the trial and on Mumbai attack", Krishna said.

A US court today acquitted Rana on charges of plotting the 2008 Mumbai attacks but held him guilty of supporting Pakistan-based terror group LeT and planning a strike in Denmark.

Krishna said India would take up with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her Delhi visit next month, the arrest of Kritika Biswas, daughter of an Indian diplomat in New York on charges of sending obscene E-mails to her teacher.

"It is an unfair and unacceptable way of dealing with a law abiding citizen like Kritika", he said when asked whether he would take up the matter with U S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Krishna said India has taken up the matter at the highest level and supported Kritika in every possible manner in her litigation with the U.S. Kritika,daughter of the Vice Consul at the Indian Consulate General in New York was arrested on February 8,handcuffed and spent 24 hours in jail and was suspended for reportedly having sent obscene E-mail to teachers at her High School.

The charges were later dropped after she was found innocent. Kritika however has sued the New City Government for USD 1.5 million.

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