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Pak's 26/11 case: trial adjourned due to judge's absence
Islamabad, December 01, 2012
First Published: 15:47 IST(1/12/2012)
Last Updated: 15:48 IST(1/12/2012)

The trial of LeT's Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six other Pakistani suspects charged with involvement in the Mumbai attacks was on Saturday adjourned for a week as the judge had to attend an official conference.

Chaudhry Habib-ur-Rehman, the judge conducting the trial, had to participate in a conference of judges of anti-terrorism courts convened by the Chief Justice of the Lahore high court, official sources told PTI.

The trial was adjourned till December 8 without any proceedings on Saturday, the sources said.

The last hearing of the case was held on November 10, when five prosecution witnesses had been cross-examined regarding their testimony about the training of the Mumbai attackers at terrorist camps in Sindh and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provinces and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Two more prosecution witnesses were scheduled to testify on Saturday.

The judge was also expected to take up an application from the prosecution for day-to-day hearings of the case.

The seven Pakistani suspects have been charged with planning, financing and executing the attacks on Mumbai in November 2008 that killed 166 people.

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