Prime accused in the Mumbai Attacks Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi
While the MEA holds a briefing saying India is upbeat about Pakistan sending a SIT to probe the Pathankot attack, the Pakistani anti-terrorism court hearing the 2008 Mumbai attack case has rejected the prosecutions plea to form a commission to examine the boat used by the 10 LeT terrorists to reach the Indian coast.
The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Islamabad which held the hearing at the Adiala Jail Rawalpindi yesterday dismissed the plea of the prosecution seeking formation of a commission to examine the boat Al-Fauz used by alleged terrorists of Mumbai attacks, a court official said.
On its last hearing on January 6, the court had reserved the verdict after hearing the arguments of the prosecution and defence lawyers over the matter.
The court also summoned four witnesses for next hearing on January 20, the official said. The prosecution had filed the application seeking formation of a commission to examine the boat Al-Fauz used by alleged terrorists of Mumbai attacks so that the vessel could be made case property.
Al-Fauz is in the custody of the Pakistani authorities in the port city of Karachi, from where the 10 militants, armed with AK-47 assault rifles and hand grenades, had left for India to carry out the Mumbai attack in 2008. According to the Federal Investigation Agency, the alleged attackers used three boats including Al Fauz to reach Mumbai from Karachi.
Source: Defense News