Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam
Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam

'Pak Govt. is puppet in the hands of its Army, ISI'

ANI | Updated: May 12, 2018 20:02 IST

Jalgaon (Maharashtra) [India], May 12 (ANI): Senior Lawyer and Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam on Saturday questioned the democratic fabric of the Pakistan Government, by saying that the country's government is a puppet in the hands of its Army and its intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
"Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's statement">statement is very important for the Indian government as it proves that when Sharif was Pakistan PM, he was aware of the 26/11 attack, but still didn't try to end its trial," Ujjwal Nikam told ANI after reports of Nawaz's statement">statement, wherein, he admitted that the terrorists sent by Pakistan were responsible for the deadly 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
"This also is evident to the fact that the Pakistan government is a puppet in the hands of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Pakistan Army, which is why, out of fear when Nawaz was Prime Minister of the country, he never admitted the attack," Nikam added.
On Friday, Nawaz has said that terrorists sent by Pakistan were responsible for the deadly 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks that claimed over 160 lives.
"Militant organisations are active. Call them non-state actors, should we allow them to cross the border and kill 150 people in Mumbai? Explain it to me. Why can't we complete the trial?" Nawaz noted in an interview to Pakistan's Dawn newspaper in a reference to the Mumbai attacks-related trials which have stalled in a Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court.
Pakistan has so far not completed trial in the 26/11 case.
On November 26, 2008, 10 Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists had sailed into Mumbai from Karachi and carried out coordinated attacks in different parts of the city, killing about 166 people and injuring over 600 others.
The lone survivor, Ajmal Amir Kasab, was caught and was sentenced to death at Yerwada Central Jail in Pune in 2012.
The Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) was believed to have plotted the 26/11 attacks. Its mastermind, Hafiz Saeed, has been roaming freely in Pakistan.
New Delhi has, time and again, protested against Islamabad for harbouring Saeed, who is wanted for allegedly plotting the 2008 attack. (ANI)

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