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Pakistan allowed to cross-examine witnesses

Pakistan and India on Monday signed an agreement to allow the former to cross-examine Mumbai attack witnesses. Under the agreement‚ a Pakistani judicial commission will visit New Delhi to cross-examine the witnesses. Dates of the visit have not been announced but it is likely to be in the first week of January 2013. Pakistan decided to send another panel to Mumbai as the findings of the first judicial commission were rejected by an anti-terrorism court as the members were not allowed to cross-examine four key witnesses – the police officer who led the probe into the attacks, the magistrate who recorded Ajmal Kasab’s confessional statement and two doctors who conducted autopsies of nine terrorists killed in the attacks. The agreement was reached during Interior Minister Rehman Malik’s meeting with his Indian counterpart Shushilkumar Shinde in Delhi recently.

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