An Anti Terrorism Court of Pakistan has charged the accused Lakhvi and others who are under the custody for allegedly being a part of the Mumbai terror attack on 26/11. The mastermind Lakhvi, and the rest who are in capture have been charged of murder of the 166 people killed in the attack.
On Nov. 26, 2008 (dubbed as 26/11 attack), 10 Pakistani terrorist entered Mumbai from the Arabian sea front and went on a carnage killing and injuring a total of 466 people. The incident triggered fear among the people of not only Mumbai but also among the people of the rest of India. Red Alerts were on and for continuous three days the shootouts at the Taj Mahal Hotel, Nariman House and the Oberoy Trident continued. Though the Indian army did commendable work to eradicate the pests inside, yet to our misfortune, more than 600 people were injured and 166 people were killed.
The trials were on and the Pakistan Government charged the mastermind Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi and six otherswith the case of murder because of the 166 people killed. The charge was given by a special Anti Terrorism Court set up exclusively to handle these issues.
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The seven were not allowed to be cross checked. Lakhvi is the commander in chief of the Lashkar-E-Taiba. Two months ago, the prosecution had filed a case with theATC Islamabad to press charges against all seven terrorists as individually responsible to each of the 166 deaths. The argument in favor of this was stated as this was necessary to strengthen the further cases. It has also included the requests to add the post mortem reports of all the 166 killed people. The next hearing is on 25th May.
A court official said, “The seven consecutive hearings of the case were adjourned without any proceedings because the Pakistani government is still awaiting its counterpart’s response about sending (Indian) witnesses to Pakistan for recording statements in the case”.