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Kasab 'confessed' under pressure: Pak

Source: PTI
July 20, 2009 19:03 IST
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As Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist of the 26/11 strikes, confessed to his role and named others involved in it, Pakistan on Monday said his statements are 'one-sided' and that it cannot take any action based on the confessions of a person who is 'under pressure.'

Reacting to statements made by Ajmal Kasab in a Special Court in Mumbai on Monday, Pakistan Defence Minister Chaudhary A Mukhtar said they are "one-sided and I don't know how much one can value them (statement) in the court of law."

"The statements are one-sided and they were made by a person who is under the custody of Indian jail authorities. If he has stood up and given this statement I don't know under what pressure he was," he told an Indian television channel.

Mukthar said the Interior Ministry was in touch with the Indian authorities and will get the full details of the issue.

The minister said India should handover all the evidence it has in connection with the Mumbai attacks to Pakistan as Islamabad is committed to punish all those involved in the strikes.

"They (confessions) are no evidences. These were provided by a person who is behind the bars. We cannot crackdown on people based on his statements," he said.

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