News APP

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  gplay  » News » Pak repeats same old story, adjourns 26/11 trial

Pak repeats same old story, adjourns 26/11 trial

By Rezaul H Laskar
October 03, 2009 13:21 IST
Get Rediff News in your Inbox:

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Saturday adjourned for a week the trial of seven suspects, including Lashkar-e-Tayiba's operations chief Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, in connection with the terror attack on Mumbai.

The judge, conducting the trial within the high-security Adiala Jail in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, has imposed strict gag orders. However, sources said the hearing was again adjourned on Saturday for a week. But the reason for putting off the trial was not immediately known.

There was also no official word about the proceedings. Last week, no proceedings were held as the judge was on leave. Interior Minister Rehman Malik had earlier said that the suspects would be formally indicted at the September 26 hearing, which was, however, adjourned to October 3.

Pakistan's Federal Investigation Agency, which conducted the probe into the Pakistani links to the 26/11 attacks, has already submitted charge-sheets against all the accused.

Among the seven suspects are five LeT operatives Lakhvi, communications expert Zarar Shah, Abu al-Qama, Hamad Amin Sadiq and Shahid Jamil Riaz. They have been accused of providing training, financial support, accommodation, equipment and communications gear to the 10 terrorists who attacked Mumbai last year.

The two other suspects are Jamil Ahmed and Younas Anjum, but no details are available on charges against them.

Get Rediff News in your Inbox:
Rezaul H Laskar in Islamabad
Source: PTI© Copyright 2024 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.