Working with India to bring 26/11 perpetrators to justice: US

Washington: The US is working with India to bring the perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack to justice, a top official has said amid Pakistani-American terrorist David Headley's deposition before a Mumbai court.

"We are going to continue to work with India to make sure that those responsible are brought to justice," State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner told reporters at his daily news briefing yesterday when asked about the video testimony of LeT operative Headley, a Mumbai-attack convict, before a court in Mumbai.

"We have been over the years working closely with and cooperating with the Indian government in its investigation. We are committed to doing all we can to assisting the Indian government in pursuing every possible lead to bring the perpetrators of the Mumbai attack to justice," he said.

"He (Headley) provided testimony via video link to a court in Mumbai. The victims of that attack included not only Americans, Indians, but also citizens of other nations," Toner said in response to a question. He said the US is working with and has encouraged that kind of collaboration between Pakistan and India on this particular case.

Headley, 55, who is serving 35-year prison sentence in the US for his involvement in the Mumbai attacks, has spoken about how Pakistani terrorists conducted the strikes after two failed attempts, the role of LeT founder Hafiz Saeed, another LeT commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi as well as his handler in the outfit Sajid Mir among other issues.

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