Lakhvi set to be charged for abet­ment to mur­der

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LAHORE: LeT op­er­a­tions com­man­der Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi and six oth­ers ac­cused in the 2008 Mum­bai at­tack case will be in­di­vid­u­ally charged for the abet­ment to mur­der of each of the 166 peo­ple who died in the car­nage, a Pak­istani an­titer­ror­ism court ruled on Fri­day.

“The seven sus­pects will be charged in­di­vid­u­ally for the abet­ment to mur­der of each vic­tim of Mum­bai at­tack case,” a se­nior court of­fi­cial said, quot­ing the ver­dict of the trial court.

The of­fi­cial told PTI that the court, how­ever, did not al­low cross ex­am­i­na­tion of the sus­pects in this re­gard.

The pros­e­cu­tion had filed an ap­pli­ca­tion in the ATC Is­lam­abad two months ago re­quest­ing it to make an amend­ment in the charges against the sus­pects in abet­ment to mur­der of each in­di­vid­ual in the car­nage.

The trial court had last March re­served the ver­dict af­ter the pros­e­cu­tion and de­fence lawyers com­pleted their ar­gu­ments on the plea that amend­ment in the charges against all seven sus­pects in abet­ment to mur­der of each in­di­vid­ual in Mum­bai at­tack should be made.

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Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi

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