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'Pak to hold trial for Mumbai attack accused in Pindi jail'

The trial of suspects named by Pakistani authorities in the Mumbai attack case will be held at Adiala Jail in the garrison city of Rawalpindi near Islamabad, according to a media report.

world Updated: Feb 12, 2009 21:20 IST

The trial of suspects named by Pakistani authorities in the Mumbai attack case will be held at Adiala Jail in the garrison city of Rawalpindi near Islamabad, according to a media report.

The federal government has directed authorities to make strict security arrangements in the jail for conducting the trial, Dawn News channel quoted unnamed sources as saying.

The suspects will be brought to Adiala Jail shortly for the trial, which would be held in the prison for security reasons. The date for the trial is yet to be fixed, the channel reported.

The Federal Investigation Agency, which conducted a probe into the Mumbai strikes and filed charges against nine accused today, has sought two bulletproof vehicles for transporting the suspects to Adiala Jail.

Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone terrorist captured alive during the Mumbai attacks, was among the accused named in a FIR filed today. The other suspects are currently being held at an undisclosed location, the channel reported.

Other media reports said the trial would be held in camera.

Interior ministry chief Rehman Malik told a news conference that charges had been filed against nine accused. He also acknowledged that part of the conspiracy behind the Mumbai attacks had been hatched in Pakistan.