LeT Slams Pak For 'surrendering' To India

12 February 2009
PTI


Srinagar: Slamming Pakistan's probe report into the Mumbai terror attacks, the banned Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) militant outfit today accused Islamabad of implicating its leaders in the case 'to get a pat on its back from India and the US'. 'Pakistan has surrendered before India.... LeT was not behind the Mumbai terror attack at all,' spokesman of the outfit Abdullah Gaznavi claimed here. The outfit condemned Pakistan's decision to probe its senior commander Zakiur Rahman Lakhvi and the filing of FIR against others in the Mumbai terror attack case.'LeT strongly condemns the filing of FIR...It seems that Pakistan has lodged the FIR to get a pat from India and Amercia,' Gaznavi said over phone. 'It (India) has implicated LeT in the Mumbai terror attack which is mere allegation,' Gaznavi said. 'We want to ask the Pakistan's interior ministry chief Rehman Malik whom does he want to please,' the spokesman said. 'The US had lent open support to India and put pressure on Pakistan,' Gaznavi said. The Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Thursday accused Pakistan of implicating its men in the Mumbai terror attacks to 'win appreciation' from India and the US. The terror outfit that fights the India Army in Jammu and Kashmir but is based in Pakistan angrily condemned Islamabad's filing of a case against some of the group's top operatives. Pakistan admitted for the first time that the attacks, which killed 170 people, were planned partly on its soil and lodged a first information report (FIR) against eight suspects including top operative Zakiur Rahman Lakhvi. 'The LeT was not behind the Mumbai terror attack at all,' Ghaznavi claimed. He said the case registered against the LeT was to 'implement India's agenda of suppressing the people's struggle for freedom in Kashmir'. 'We strongly condemn the lodging of the FIR against LeT,' Ghaznavi said. The militant group has been repeatedly denying any involvement in the Mumbai attacks.