Lahore, Dec 18: LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and a key accused of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks was on Thursday granted bail by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court.
LeT operations commander Lakhvi, Abdul Wajid, Mazhar Iqbal, Sadiq, Shahid Jameel Riaz, Jamil Ahmed and Younas Anjum were arrested in 2009 for their alleged role in the attacks in which 166 people were killed and over 300 injured.
They have been charged with planning, financing and executing the attacks. The trial is taking place at a slow pace and is one of the main bones of contention in resumption of full-fledged dialogue process.
Pakistan has acknowledged that the conspiracy behind the attacks was hatched on its soil.
Syed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal, a suspected LeT operative, who is in police custody, in his testimony told the investigators that LeT co-founder, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi along with Hafiz Saeed and other Pakistani handlers had engineered the attacks on Indian soil. Jundal was brought to India last year from Saudi Arabia, where he had taken refuge after fleeing Pakistan.
LeT operative Ajmal Kasab, the only surviving attacker, has been hanged by India. New Delhi has demanded that Islamabad should expedite the trial of the seven suspects to show that it is serious about countering terrorism.
With inputs from PTI