New Delhi, Dec 16: India today reacted strongly to Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik statement that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant Abu Jindal was an operative of an elite Indian intelligence agency, saying it was a "ridiculous" remark.
"Such a statement is ridiculous. Jindal was working with the LeT in Pakistan's soil when the Mumbai attack was carried out," Home Secretary R K Singh told PTI tonight.
Singh was reacting to Malik's statement during the day that Jindal was working as an agent of an elite Indian intelligence agency.
On Malik's remark that Indian agencies could have prevented the Mumbai attack, the Home Ministry in a statement said the main issue was that the Mumbai attack was conceived and planned and directed from the soil of Pakistan.
Pakistan did not take any action against these elements when the plan was being conceived and put into effect, it said.
The Home Ministry also said even after the Mumbai attack when full facts were known to the world, Pakistan was hesitating to take action against key conspirators and key operatives.
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