The case hearing against seven suspects, including LeT operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi has been deferred to Oct 3 as the Judge Baqir Ali Rana who is conducting the trial is on leave.
Judge Rana of the anti-terrorism court No 2 is conducting the trial within high-security Adiala Jail in the garrison city of Rawalpindi. Five LeT operatives- Lakhvi, communications expert Zarar Shah, Abu al-Qama, Hamad Amin Sadiq and Shahid Jamil Riaz are the suspects being tried by the court.
According to media reports, no proceedings were held on Saturday, Sep 26 as the judge was not present and the hearing is expected to continue on Oct 3.
This comes after Pakistan Interior minister Rehman Malik assured that the suspects would be formally indicted in Saturday, Sep 26 hearing amid the mounting pressure from India to act against the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attacks.