Islamabad: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court
hearing the case against seven suspects, including LeT
operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, arrested for their
involvement in the Mumbai attacks was on Saturday put off till
October 3 as the judge conducting the trial was on leave.
Judge Baqir Ali Rana of the Anti-Terrorism Court No 2 is
conducting the trial of the seven suspects within
high-security Adiala Jail in the garrison city of Rawalpindi
due to security reasons. No proceedings were held today as the
judge was on leave, officials sources said.
The court authorities set October 3 as the date for next
hearing, sources said.
Significantly, Interior Minister Rehman Malik had said
recently that the suspects would be formally indicted at
The Federal investigation agency, which conducted the
probe into Pakistani links to the Mumbai attacks, has already
submitted chargesheets against all the accused.
Five LeT operatives – Lakhvi, communications expert
Zarar Shah, Abu al-Qama, Hamad Amin Sadiq and Shahid Jamil
Riaz – being tried by the anti-terrorism court.
They have been accused of providing training, financial
support, accommodation, equipment and communications gear to
the 10 terrorists who attacked Mumbai last year.
No details are available of the charges against the
two other suspects, Jamil Ahmed and Younas Anjum.