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Pakistan court seeks info on Kasab

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court hearing the Mumbai attacks case involving Lashkar-e-Tayebba’s Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six other suspects on Saturday sought information from the government on the execution of arrest warrants for Ajmal Kasab and Fahim Ansari.

world Updated: Jun 05, 2010 23:17 IST

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court hearing the Mumbai attacks case involving Lashkar-e-Tayebba’s Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six other suspects on Saturday sought information from the government on the execution of arrest warrants for Ajmal Kasab and Fahim Ansari.

Judge Malik Muhammad Akram Awan of the Rawalpindi-based anti-terrorism court heard arguments by prosecution and defence lawyers on making Kasab, a Pakistani national sentenced to death by an Indian court for his role in the attacks, and Ansari, who was acquitted, part of the proceedings in Pakistan.

The prosecution and defence lawyers have filed separate petitions with regard to making Ansari and Kasab part of the proceedings in the trial being conducted within Adiala Jail for security reasons.

Arrest warrants for the two men issued by Judge Awan were recently handed over to the Indian government by Pakistan.

Special Public Prosecutor Malik Rab Nawaz Noon told PTI that the judge sought information from the government on action being taken to execute arrest warrants issued by the court for Kasab and Ansari.