The US has announced a $5 million reward for information leading to the arrest or conviction of anyone involved in planning or facilitating the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai, which took place 10 years ago.
The attacks claimed 166 lives and left over 300 injured. On Monday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged “all countries, particularly Pakistan, to uphold their United Nations Security Council (UNSC) obligations to implement sanctions against the terrorists responsible for his atrocity,” including Lashkar-e-Taiba and its affiliates.
“It is an affront to the families of the victims that, after 10 years, those who planned the Mumbai attack have still not been convicted for their involvement,” Pompeo said.
This comes less than a fortnight after US Vice-President Mike Pence met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Singapore. During the meeting, he’s believed to have himself raised this issue and rued that even 10 years after the Mumbai terrorist attack, its perpetrators have not been brought to justice.
The United States, Pompeo said, is committed to seeing that those responsible for the attack face justice.
Around 166 people, including Americans, were killed in the attack carried out by 10 LeT terrorists. Nine of the attackers were killed by the police while the lone survivor — Ajmal Kasab — was captured and hanged after he was handed a death sentence by an Indian court.
The State Department said anyone with information on this incident can contact the Rewards for Justice office via the website, e-mail ([email protected]), phone (800-877-3927), or mail (Rewards for Justice, Washington, DC, 20520-0303, USA).