India bars Pakistanis from meeting Mumbai attacker

AP News
Posted: Mar 16, 2012 10:14 AM
India bars Pakistanis from meeting Mumbai attacker

An Indian official says a court has barred a Pakistani delegation from interviewing the man convicted of the 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai and any of the witnesses in his trial.

The delegation came to India to gather evidence for use in the prosecution of seven Islamist militants on trial in Pakistan over the attack that killed 166 people.

A court official said an Indian judge told the delegation Friday it would not be allowed to talk to lone surviving gunman Ajmal Kasab or any other witnesses. The court official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not supposed to discuss the closed hearing.

The group interviewed the magistrate who recorded Kasab's confession and was to speak to the doctors who autopsied the nine slain attackers.