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Pakistan file 2nd chargesheet against 26/11 suspects

A second chargesheet against five LeT operatives accused of involvement in the Mumbai attacks, including its operations chief Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, was filed today before an anti-terror court in Rawalpindi by Pakistani investigators.

world Updated: Jul 18, 2009 16:41 IST

A second and supplementary chargesheet against five LeT operatives accused of involvement in the Mumbai attacks, including its operations chief Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, was on Saturday filed before an anti-terror court in the garrison city of Rawalpindi by Pakistani investigators.

The investigators from the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), which probed the Mumbai attacks, submitted the chargesheet to the court, following which the judge adjourned till July 25 the trial, which is being held in-camera in the high-security Adiala Jail.

The five accused -- Lakhvi, Zarar Shah, Abu al Qama, Shahid Jamil Riaz and Hamad Amin Sadiq -- were given copies of the second and supplementary chargesheet.

Earlier on May 5, the court had distributed copies of the first chargesheet among the suspects.

Sources said the five Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) operatives are expected to be formally indicted at the next hearing.

The trial resumed today following the appointment of Justice Baqir Ali Rana as the new judge for anti-terror court number 2 in Rawalpindi. Special Public Prosecutor Malik Rab Nawaz Noon represented the federal government.

There had been no movement in the case since May 23 as Justice Sakhi Muhammad Kahut, who was earlier hearing the matter, was removed as part of judicial reforms.