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Pak court declines to record 26/11 witness statements

During the hearing held at Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi,two FIA officials were scheduled to record their statements.

Written by Press Trust Of India |
July 29, 2012 2:53:45 am

A Pakistan court,conducting trial of seven terror suspects charged with involvement in the 2008 Mumbai attacks,on Saturday did not record the statements of two prosecution witnesses after defence lawyers raised legal objections to their testimony.

During the hearing held at Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi,two FIA officials were scheduled to record their statements. However,Judge Chaudhry Habib-ur-Rehman accepted arguments by defence lawyers that the FIA officials’ statements should not be recorded as the anti-terrorism court had already rejected the report prepared by a Pakistani judicial commission that visited Mumbai. Since the court had rejected the report,the FIA officials’ testimony too had no value,the lawyers said.

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