It is likely to submit several documents in the New York court to help prove the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) had links with terror organisations such as the Lashkar-e-Taiba in the case filed by family of Rabbi Gavriel Noah Holtzberg and wife Rivka.
The two were were killed in Chabad House, a Jewish landmark in Mumbai during the November 26-29, 2008, terror attack on the megapolis.
The purpose of the impleading, the official said, was to assist the late rabbi’s family to get justice, as also to provide ISI’s direct links with terror groups.
If the New York court accepts India’s submission on ISI’s terror connect, it will only strengthen India’s case to get the spy agency declared a terror outfit by the US and the United Nations.
The Jewish family has named ISI chief Lt Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha and LeT as those responsible for the Mumbai strike in its law suit before the New York federal court.
The recent disclosures by LeT kingpin David Coleman Headley in a Chicago court of his connections with ISI officers and receiving training from them has only reiterated India’s position that Mumbai attack was inspired by persons and institutions in Pakistan’s establishment.
Headley had in his testimony in the Chicago court trial of Pakistani-Canadian Tahawwur Rana named ISI, its officer Major Iqbal, and LeT founder Hafiz Saeed as having engaged him to plan the Mumbai attacks and this has exposed Islamabad’s role in 26/11, the official noted