India rejects Pakistan denial over Mumbai sea link


India rejected Friday a claim by Pakistan’s naval chief that the lone surviving alleged gunmen in the Mumbai attacks did not enter India from Pakistani waters.
The naval chief Noman Bashir said that Pakistan had “no evidence whatsoever that (the gunman) Ajmal Kasab had gone to India from Pakistani territorial waters.”
But Pakistan was engaging in “multiple speak, duplicity and denial” and had “created this confusion”, India’s junior foreign minister Anand Sharma told reporters in New Delhi.
Sharma said Pakistan had earlier acknowledged that Mohammed Ajmal Amir Iman — also known as Kasab — and nine other gunmen had arrived in India by sea and that Pakistan was speaking “in different voices”.
Indian police have charged Pakistani national Kasab with murder and “waging war against India”.

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