In a major breakthrough, security
forces on Saturday arrested an oldest surviving area commander of
Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) from Jammu and Kashmir`s
Kishtwar district, a police spokesman said here.
Lashker-e-Taiba commander Zakiur
Rehman Lakhvi, facing trial with six others for his
involvement in the Mumbai attacks, has filed a petition in
Pakistan`s Supreme Court seeking acquittal on the ground that
the prosecution has no evidence against him barring Ajmal
Kasab`s "retracted" confession.
Buoyed by a Pakistani court’s order that said the trial of Mumbai attacker Ajmal Amir Kasab cannot be separated from that of seven Pak suspects, the LeT commander plans to file a petition in the Supreme Court seeking acquittal.
Lawyers defending seven suspects, including LeT commander Lakhvi, accused of involvement in the Mumbai attacks are causing "unnecessary hindrances" in their trial by filing
petitions in court, a Pakistani prosecutor has said.