Lahore: Lashker-e-Toiba operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi on Wednesday accused India of pressurising Pakistan for a favourable verdict in the 26/11 trial taking place on the other side of the border.
Khwaja Sultan, the lawyer of Lakhvi who is one of the seven suspects facing trial in Pakistan in connection with the Mumbai terror attacks, told a news channel that New Delhi was exerting ‘diplomatic pressure’ on Islamabad to seek a favourable verdict in the trial.
India’s condition that the bilateral peace process can move forward only when 26/11 accused are brought to book was nothing short of blackmail, Lakhvi alleged through his lawyer.
The charge came even as the LeT commander’s lawyer today filed an application seeking the transfer of his client’s case from Rawalpindi to Lahore due to a purported threat to his life.
Khwaja Sultan filed the application in the Lahore High Court alleging the LeT commander faced a threat to his life as a number of agents of the Indian spy agency, the Research and Analysis Wing, were present in Rawalpindi.
The application said the case against Lakhvi should be transferred from an anti-terror court in Rawalpindi to Lahore and that he should be shifted to a jail in this eastern city.