‘Lakhvi has LeT guards in Pak jail’

  • Rajesh Ahuja, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Jul 06, 2012 02:09 IST

In a startling revelation that raises questions over the 26/11 Mumbai attack trial taking place in Pakistan, Abu Jundal has told interrogators that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) military commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi is being guarded in jail by LeT operatives.

Under intense international pressure after the 26/11 attack, Pakistan was forced to place LeT brass behind bars and put them on trial as well. But Jundal’s disclosure indicates that Pakistan is enacting a sham in the name of trial.

Besides Lakhvi, Pakistan has arrested five others in connection with the 26/11 attacks — Abdul Wajid alias Zarar Shah, Mazhar Iqbal alias Abu al Qama, Hammad Amin sadiq and Shaid Jamil Riyaz — who have been lodged in high-security Adiala jail in Pakistan.

“Jundal has told interrogators that after his marriage, he had gone to meet Lakhvi in Adiala jail. It’s a high-security prison where terror suspects are lodged, but there were no jail guards for Lakhvi. He was being guarded by his own LeT men,” said a security official who has been briefed on Jundal’s interrogation.

Besides his own guards, he has also been provided all comforts and communication facilities to stay in touch with his men.


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