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Lakhvi moves LHC against anti-terror court's dismissal of plea

Pakistan-based LeT's operations chief Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, one of the seven suspects facing trial for involvement in Mumbai attacks, has filed a petition in the Lahore High Court, challenging an anti-terrorism court's dismissal of his plea for acquittal.

world Updated: Jan 20, 2010 18:02 IST

Pakistan-based LeT's operations chief Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, one of the seven suspects facing trial for involvement in Mumbai attacks, has filed a petition in the Lahore High Court, challenging an anti-terrorism court's dismissal of his plea for acquittal.

A Rawalpindi-based division bench of the Lahore High Court will shortly take up for preliminary hearing the petition filed by Lakhvi's lawyer Khwaja Sultan yesterday.

An anti-terrorism court that is conducting the trial of Lakhvi and six other suspects had recently dismissed their plea for acquittal.

In his petition, Lakhvi claimed that the proceedings against him should be quashed and he should be acquitted under the Criminal Procedure Code on the grounds that there was no evidence or witness against him that could get him convicted in the case.

Referring to the anti-terror court's dismissal of his plea, Lakhvi claimed the judge had failed to appreciate the fact that there was no witness against him and no incriminating material had been recovered from his custody or on his information by investigators.

Lakhvi also alleged that he had been implicated in the case because of information provided by India on the basis of the confession made by Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone attacker arrested alive during the 2008 Mumbai strikes.