Pak court indicts 3 more in case related to blast outside Hafiz Saeed's house
September 29, 2022  16:42
Hafiz Saeed
Hafiz Saeed
An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has indicted three more suspects in a car bomb blast outside the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed's house in Lahore last year that killed three people, an official said on Thursday. 

"The prosecutors of the counter terrorism department of Punjab police declared the suspects -- Samiul Haq (mastermind) Aziz Akbar and Naveed Akhtar (facilitators) -- guilty before the court," a CTD official said. 

He said the suspects, who were brought amid tight security, pleaded not guilty before the court. 

The official said the ATC Lahore directed the prosecution to present witnesses before it on October 4. 

In January, the ATC had sentenced four suspects -- Eid Gul (activist of banned Tahreek-e-Taliban Pakistan), Peter Paul David, Sajjad Shah and Ziaullah -- to death on nine counts. 

The court had also handed down five years imprisonment to a woman, identified as Ayesha Bibi, during the in-camera trial proceedings at the high-security Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore. 

The prosecution had presented 56 witnesses against these five convicts. -- PTI
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