The parents of the Chabad Shliach gunned down during the 2008 Mumbai, India, terror attacks are suing Pakistan’s intelligence agency along with a terror organization they say are responsible for the deaths.
Rabbi Gabi Holtzberg and his pregnant wife, Rivky, co-directors of Chabad in Mumbai, were among the more than 160 people killed during the attacks.
The Pakistan-based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, which has been blamed for the November 2008 siege, is also named in the suit.
Holtzberg’s father Nachman Holtzberg of Crown Heights alleged that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency aided the terrorists in the attacks.
The wrongful death lawsuit filed last week in federal court in New York says the intelligence agency “provided critical planning, material support, control and coordination for the attacks.”
The Holtzbergs and Rosenbergs (parents of Rivky) are said to be seeking monetary damages but did not specify an amount.
CNN reported that the families’ lawyer is James Kreindler, who was part of a successful lawsuit against Libya in connection with the 1988 explosion on Pan Am Flight 103 that killed 270 people over Scotland.