26/11: Pak court adjourns trial for 7 days

Last Updated: Saturday, November 7, 2009 - 15:22

Islamabad: A Pakistani anti-terror court today adjourned for a week the trial of seven suspects arrested for involvement in the Mumbai attacks, including LeT`s operations chief Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, after hearing arguments on applications filed by the accused.
Judge Malik Muhammad Akram Awan put off the case till
November 14 following today`s proceedings, Shahbaz Rajput, one
of the defence lawyers, told.

"The court took up the applications filed by the accused
and a decision is expected," Rajput said, without giving
details.

The court has advised lawyers and others associated with
the trial not to discuss details with the media and
journalists are barred from covering the proceedings being
held within the heavily-guarded Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi for
security reasons.

The accused had recently expressed reservations about the
manner in which they were indicted during a hearing on October
10 by Judge Baqir Ali Rana, who was earlier conducting the
trial.

The Lahore High Court took Rana off the case at his
own request.

The accused, who have declined to plead guilty or not
guilty, had earlier filed an application seeking attested
copies of the statement made by Ajmal Amir Qasab, the lone
terrorist captured alive by Indian authorities for the Mumbai
attacks.

Bureau Report



First Published: Saturday, November 7, 2009 - 15:22

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