26/11: Pak prosecutors submit Indian evidence



Islamabad: Pakistani prosecutors on Saturday submitted documentary evidence provided by India, including confessional statement of Ajmal Kasab, in the anti-terrorism court conducting the trial of LeT's Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six others charged with involvement in Mumbai attacks, as a new judge began hearing the case.

Prosecutors from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) presented three files containing the autopsy reports of those killed in the attacks, medico-legal reports of the injured and lone surviving Mumbai attacker Kasab's confessional statement in English, Hindi and Marathi, sources said.

The evidence was presented to the court by the FIA following an application from the defence lawyers.

Copies of all the evidence will be provided to the accused and the defence lawyers, the sources said.

Today's in-camera proceedings at the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi were conducted by Shahid Rafique, who was appointed the new judge for hearing the Mumbai attacks case. He is the fifth judge to hear the case since proceedings began in early 2009.

After the evidence was presented in court by the prosecutors, Judge Rafique adjourned the case till July 23.

PTI