India Exposed | Most wanted list handed over to Islamabad was a blunder !

India on Friday withdrew a public list of most-wanted fugitives it wants Pakistan to extradite after discovering at least one of them was in an Indian prison, the latest embarrassment for a government hit by corruption scandals and political slip-ups.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said it had failed to update its records after one accused was arrested in 2010, meaning his name remained on a list handed over to Islamabad this March.

It is a setback for the government that has long accused Islamabad of aiding militant groups for attacks on India, including the 2008 Mumbai raids. The list was originally seen as adding pressure on Pakistan to act.

A second person on the list sent to Pakistan was earlier traced by local media to his home in western Maharashtra state.

Another person on the website was extradited from Bangladesh to India in October, media reported.

Officials including Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram, who initially laughed off reports of errors in the list, admitted responsibility.

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