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5 prosecution witnesses in Mumbai attacks case cross-examined

world Updated: Nov 10, 2012 17:18 IST

Lawyers of LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six other Pakistanis charged with involvement in the Mumbai attacks today cross-examined five prosecution witnesses who had testified against the accused.

The five prosecution witnesses, including officials of the Federal Investigation and operatives of intelligence agencies, were cross-examined for several hours during a hearing behind closed doors at the high security Adiala Jail in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, officials told PTI.

After the completion of the cross-examination, Judge Chaudhry Habib-ur-Rehman adjourned the proceedings till December 1.

The judge said an application filed by the prosecution seeking day-to-day hearings of the case would be taken up at the next hearing.

"The witnesses from FIA and the intelligence agencies have appeared six to seven times in court and the defence finally completed the cross-examination today," chief prosecutor Chaudhry Zulifqar Ali told PTI.

"The witnesses are feeling very relieved," he said without giving details of the proceedings.

Ali said the prosecution had filed an application seeking day-to-day hearings of the case as considerable time had lapsed since the accused were charged.

The five witnesses who were cross-examined today had earlier informed the court about the transfer of funds from Pakistan to the US to acquire Voice over Internet Protocol connections that were used by the terrorists who stormed India's financial hub in November 2008.