Pak Court Puts off 26/11 Trial for a Week

An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has deferred for a week the trial of seven suspects, LeT’s operations chief Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi one of them, in connection with last year’s Mumbai terror attacks.

It should be mentioned that the judge conducting the trial within the high-security Adiala Jail in the garrison city of Rawalpindi has imposed strict gag orders.

According media reports citing sources, the trial for put off on Saturday for a week, but the reason for adjourning the trial was not instantly known. Also, there was no official remark on the proceedings.

No proceeding was conducted last week as well, for the judge was on leave.

Earlier, Interior Minister Rehman Malik had said that suspects would be formally indicted at the hearing scheduled on September 26, which was later adjourned to October 3.

Pakistan’s Federal investigation agency, which conducted the probe into Pakistani links to the Mumbai attacks, has already submitted chargesheets against all the accused.

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