Pak Court Denies Bail to 26/11 Suspect

An Anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has dismissed the bail plea of one of the seven suspects who are being tried in connection with last year’s Mumbai terror attacks, which India has blamed on the banned militant outfit LeT.

Younas Anjum was denied bail by Judge Baqir Ali Rana, who is conducting the trial f the seven suspects booked under the Anti-Terrorism Act. The court noted that it had already declined bail to another suspect named Jamil Ahmed.

A resident of Khaniwal in the south of Punjab province, Anjum in his bail plea that he was implicated in the Mumbai attacks case.

In the petition, he claimed that he was a poor milkman having eight children and so didn’t have resources to finance the terrorists involved in the attacks.

Judge Rana has been conducting the trial of the seven suspects in-camera in the high-security Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi.

Besides Anjum and Ahmed, the other suspects are LeT operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, Zarar Shah, Abu al-Qama, Hamad Amin Sadiq and Shahid Jameel Riaz.

The next hearing of the case is scheduled for October 10.

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