New Delhi: In a shocking exposé, it has been revealed that the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs officials, who were in Pakistan for talks on November 25, 2008, were made to extend their trip.
On November 26, 2008, when 10 members of terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba launched a series of 12 coordinated shooting and bombing attacks across Mumbai, India’s top security officials were `holidaying` in Murree, a hill station near the Pakistani capital.
Nine top Intel bosses were taken to Murree to ‘no network zone’ to ensure that India’s MHA control room was empty during the horrific 26/11 attacks, reports Times Now.
According to the channel, India was tricked into extending talks by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), so that the Pakistan-based terror group could finish its task.
The then Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta and his team arrived in Islamabad on November 24, 2008 for the talks that were part of the eight-subject composite dialogue process.
The team was to return home on November 26, but the Pakistani government extended their stay by a day.
The attacks which began on November 26, 2008 lasted until November 29, 2008, killing 164 people and wounding at least 308.