In camera trial of Lakhvi, Zarar Shah begins at Pakistans Adiala jail

March 4th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI  

Rawalpindi, Mar 4 (ANI): The in-camera trial of the Mumbai attacks masterminds and perpetrators arrested by Pakistan has started at Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi.

Anti Terrorism Court-II (ATC-II) on Tuesday started the trial. Judge Sakhi Muhammad Kahoot is trying Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a resident of Islamabad, Abdul Wajid alias Zarar Shah of Sheikhupura, Mazhar Iqbal alias Abu Al-Qama of Islamabad and Hammad Amin of Rahimyar Khan for aiding and abetting the Mumbai attacks.

Earlier, the court had remanded Hammad Amin in the custody of FIA for 15 days and the other three accused for 12 days, the Daily Times reported.

Representing the prosecution, Inspector Zahid Akhtar of FIA and Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) Chaudhry Zulfiqar, sought an extension in the physical remand of the accused for further grilling.

The court extended the physical remand.

The same court also recorded the statements of prosecution witnesses in two separate high-profile terrorism cases and adjourned hearing till March 17.

Judge Sakhi Muhammad Kahoot is trying Maulvi Imtiaz and Muhammad Usman for their alleged involvement in an attempt to assassinate former Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz in a suicide bombing in Jaffar Village, Fateh Jang, on July 30, 2004 when he was about to board a car after addressing an election rally.

Separately in another terrorism case involving 12 suspects, the same court recorded the statement of a prosecution witness and adjourned hearing till March 17. (ANI)

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