India on Tuesday slammed Pakistan for claiming that the evidence provided on the Mumbai terror attack was not sufficient, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying that Islamabad should act now as 'enough' information has been given.
"We have given enough information for them to act and it is for them to act," Dr Singh told reporters on the sidelines of the civil investiture ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. He was asked to comment on Pakistan's contention that the information provided by India was insufficient and it should be given more details to enable it to take the probe forward.
Reacting to the same question, Home Minister P Chidambaram rubbished Pakistan's contention and said if their agencies could not carry out the investigations, it should allow the Federal Bureau of Investigation to do so.
"What is the use of a government which keeps on saying that the evidence is not sufficient? The evidence remains in Pakistan. The persons to be investigated are in Pakistan," Chidambaram said.
FBI has already requested access to the persons who have been arrested by Pakistan, in connection with the attacks, but Islamabad has rejected the request.
A month after India gave a detailed 401-page response to Pakistan's 30 queries relating to the Mumbai attack, Islamabad on Monday claimed that the information was not sufficient to pursue its probe. Pakistan's Interior Ministry chief Rahman Malik said India should provide the statement made by Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone terrorist held during the attack.
He also claimed that India had not given details of SIM cards and coordinates of the GPS used by the ten terrorists who had attacked Mumbai. He claimed that the DNA reports of Kasab and a slain terrorist, Ismail, were identical.
But New Delhi sees these as 'delaying and diversionary' tactics by Islamabad.
"Delaying tactics and invoking purely technical issues put a question mark on the sincerity and intent of Pakistan. We are waiting for tangible actions by Pakistan and not excuses," Minister of State for External Affairs Anand Sharma said.