India puts Pakistani army officers on "most wanted" list

By REUTERS
May 11, 2011 17:09

 
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NEW DELHI - India has named five Pakistani army officers in a list of 50 criminals it wants extradited to stand trial on terror charges, the first time India has directly accused serving Pakistani military officers of being involved with militancy.

The "most-wanted list" was handed to Pakistan in March, its contents have only just been released. The timing of the release coincides with increasing pressure on Pakistan over claims it harbored Osama bin Laden.

Indian Home Secretary G.K. Pillai presented the list to his Pakistani counterpart, Qamar Zaman Choudhary, during a meeting in March, a senior government official with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

New Delhi has long accused Pakistan of harboring militants such as the those behind the Mumbai attacks in 2008 that killed 166 people, who it says were supported by the country's military intelligence agency, the ISI.

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