Goof-up shameful: Farooq
Most Wanted List
Kanpur, May 20: Union minister Farooq Abdullah Friday said the "goof-up" in India's most wanted list handed over to Pakistan has been a shameful incident and sought a probe to find out who was behind the mistake.
"A proper inquiry should be held to ascertain who is responsible for the mistake and at what level the goof-up took place," the National Conference chief said at a press conference here.
The agencies and state governments which have prepared the list should be held responsible for the discrepancies, he said.
He, however, said, "This will not affect our fight against terrorism and we will continue to effectively face the challenge."
Abdullah said militants in Kashmir have suffered a setback and peace was returning to the Valley. India has the capability and strength to undertake a surgical strike like the US did in Abbottabad, but it will not do so as it wants to focus on development, he said.
GOVT TO REVIEW LIST
Meanwhile, stung by embarrassing goof ups in the '50 most wanted’ list, Government Friday directed probe agencies to undertake a thorough verification and correction process and it may also send a revised list.
The Union Home Ministry while ordering a review of the list simultaneously asked all states, union territories and investigating agencies to update their list of wanted persons every three months and keep the Centre informed in a bid to make it error free.
Taking no chances, CBI also withdrew the list of accused from the agency's official website for whom Interpol Red Corner Notice had been given as those wanted by the agency in connection with other cases. The list was taken off after the agency announced late last night that it will update the list before making it public.
Government officials said the Home Ministry has directed the Central Bureau of Investigation, the Intelligence Bureau and the National Investigation Agency to thoroughly verify the names given to Pakistan.
"After preparing a correct list, we may send it to Pakistan," an official said.
In an advisory, the Home Ministry also asked the states, UTs and investigating agencies to inform it immediately if anyone of the wanted list is arrested and ensure that the name is deleted from the list.
The action came in the wake of findings that two persons, whose names were included in the list of '50 most wanted' handed over to Pakistan, have been living in Mumbai--one in Thane and the other in a jail of the metropolis.
Officials said the list, which was handed over to Pakistan, was prepared by CBI, IB, NIA and other wings of the government.
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