chapter  7
The Prosecution
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The Mumbai attacks were deliberate and coordinated strikes to infl uence the regional security scenario and to cater to Pakistan’s secret agenda.1 Immediately after the attacks, India’s public opinion demanded to unmask the perpetrators of the attack, their backers, protectors and funders. India sought to ensure justice against all those who were involved. However, punishing the perpetrators and bringing the attackers to justice was an uphill task for the law enforcing agencies and judiciary. Interestingly, instead of exposing the perpetrators, backers and funders of the attack, the post-attack developments actually exposed, wittingly or unwittingly, the loopholes of the entire Indian system — bureaucracy, politics, police, intelligence, prosecution, and judiciary.