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Trial of Pak suspects adjourned till June 15

The trial of seven Pakistani suspects, including Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, charged with involvement in the Mumbai attacks was today adjourned till June 15 as the government is yet to appoint a chief prosecutor to handle the case.

world Updated: Jun 01, 2013 15:20 IST

The trial of seven Pakistani suspects, including Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, charged with involvement in the Mumbai attacks was today adjourned till June 15 as the government is yet to appoint a chief prosecutor to handle the case.

Judge Chaudhry Habib-ur-Rehman of the Rawalpindi-based anti-terrorism court adjourned the case for a fortnight without any proceedings during today's hearing.

The court is also yet to decide on an application to transfer the case to a court in Islamabad.

The trial suffered a setback when chief prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali of the Federal Investigation Agency was gunned down by suspected militants in Islamabad on May 3.

The FIA is yet to appoint anyone to replace Ali.

Sources told PTI a new prosecutor is expected to be appointed only after the PML-N government assumes office next week.

Before his death, prosecutor Ali had filed an application for transferring the case from Rawalpindi to Islamabad on the ground that the case was filed in the federal capital.

The seven Pakistani suspects have been charged with planning, financing and executing the attacks that killed 166 people in Mumbai in November 2008.