Defiant Pak Rejects India's Demand For Re-investigating 26/11 Case
In reply to India's demand to re-investigate the 2008 Mumbai terror attack case and put on trial Jamaat-ud Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, Pakistan has told India that a re-investigation of the case was "not possible" as the trial was at an advanced stage.
File photo of Hafiz Saeed. (Photo: Reuters)
Lahore: In reply to India's demand to re-investigate the 2008 Mumbai terror attack case and put on trial Jamaat-ud Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, Pakistan has told India that a re-investigation of the case was "not possible" as the trial was at an advanced stage.
Saeed, who carries a bounty of USD 10 million on his head for his role in terror activities announced by the US, and his four aides are under house arrest in Lahore since January 30 under Pakistan's anti-terrorism law.
The JUD chief was put under house arrest previously after the terror attack in Mumbai in which 166 people were killed by 10 Lashkar-e-Taiba men, but he was freed by a court in 2009 due to a lack of evidence against him.
On putting him on trial in that case, Pakistan has sought "concrete" evidence from India.
The trial in the Mumbai attack case has been pending for the past seven years. India has urged Pakistan to complete the trial at the earliest. It has said that enough evidence has been shared with Pakistan to prosecute the accused. But no proceeding in the case has been held on Wednesdays - the day fixed for hearing in the case - recently at the Adiala Jail Rawalpindi by an anti-terrorism court.
The trial court has already completed recording of the statements of all witnesses here and their cross examination and other relevant record has also been presented before it.
Lakhvi was freed two years ago after he secured bail in the case. He lives at an undisclosed location since then. The other six suspects are in Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi.
Of the 10 LeT men who unleashed terror in Mumbai on November 26 in 2008, only Kasab was captured alive and later executed after a court found him guilty and handed down the death sentence.
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