Lakhvi`s plea seeking transfer of 26/11 case rejected

Last Updated: Friday, January 22, 2010 - 12:33

Lahore: A court on Friday dismissed Lashker-e-Toiba operational commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi`s application seeking the transfer of his trial for planning and facilitating the Mumbai terror attacks from Rawalpindi to this eastern Pakistani city.
While disposing of the application, Lahore High Court Chief Justice Khwaja Muhammad Sharif directed the federal and Punjab governments to ensure that foolproof security is provided to Lakhvi and his counsel Khwaja Sultan.

Chief Justice Sharif also said there was no justification for the request for Lakhvi`s trial to be shifted from Rawalpindi to Lahore.

Sharif had yesterday reserved his judgement after hearing arguments by Lakhvi`s counsel and government lawyers.

In his application, Lakhvi had claimed that there was a purported threat to his life as agents of the Indian spy agency Research and Analyses Wing were present in Rawalpindi.

He asked for his trial to be transferred from an anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi to Lahore.

PTI



First Published: Friday, January 22, 2010 - 12:33

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