Pakistan has arrested two more suspects for alleged involvement in the planning of the macabre 26/11 terror strikes in Mumbai last year, taking the total number of arrests in the case to seven, say media reports citing the country’s state-run news agency after a court hearing on Saturday.
While proceedings against five suspects are underway the police produced a sixth suspect and sought the extension of his remand during a hearing on Saturday, said Reuters citing the Associated Press of Pakistan.
The court adjourned hearing on a bail application of a seventh suspect until Sept. 1, it added
Blaming the audacious attacks on Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Tayyeba, New Delhi has urged Islambad for credible action against those responsible for the three day mayhem that killed over 170, including several foreign tourists.
The hearing, held in camera at a court convened at a jail in the garrison town of Rawalpindi, was adjourned toll September 5.
The suspects on trial are Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, a commander of the LeT, and four others: Hammad Amin, Abdul Wajid alias Zarar Shah, Mazhar Iqbal alias Abu al Qama and Shahid Jameel Riaz.
APP identified the other two men arrested as Jameel Ahmed and Younus Anjum.