Pak Court Dismisses Plea for Naming Kasab, Ansari ‘Proclaimed Offenders’

An anti-terror court in Pakistan, which has bee conducting trial of 26/11 suspects, including Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, has rejected the prosecution’s plea for naming Ajmal Kasab and Fahim Ansari as ‘proclaimed offenders’ or fugitives, reported PTI.

According to report, Judge Malik Muhammad Akram Awan of the Rawalpindi-based court dismissed application a week after hearing arguments by the prosecution and defence lawyers on it.

“The prosecution’s application for declaring Kasab and Fahim Ansari as proclaimed offenders was dismissed by the judge during today’s proceedings,” Shahbaz Rajput, one of the defence lawyers, was quoted as saying.

Kasab, a Pakistani, was captured alive during the Mumbai attacks while nine other terrorists were gunned down.

Ansari is another accused arrested in India for the attacks.

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