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Re: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline

Postby SSridhar » 04 Apr 2014 12:17

Trial of Mumbai Attacks Case Suspects Stalled - DAWN
The proceeding in the Mumbai attacks case has come to a standstill as the special judge of the anti-terrorism court (ATC) has expressed his inability to conduct the trial of seven Pakistani suspects in the Adiala Jail due to security reasons.

Since March 3, when terrorists attacked the district courts in Islamabad, there has been no progress on the trial with the ATC unable to complete the cross examination of even a single witness, sources close to the proceedings told Dawn.

They said ATC Judge Atiqur Rehman had stopped going to the Adiala Jail for the trial of the suspects. The Adiala Jail is about 30 kilometres away from the ATC located in the special court complex at sector G-11/4.

The suspects are: the alleged mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, Abdul Wajid, Mazhar Iqbal, Hammad Amin Sadiq, Shahid Jameel Riaz, Jamil Ahmed and Younus Anjum.

The proceedings commenced in the ATC Rawalpindi in 2009. The case was transferred to the ATC Islamabad last year.

After the district courts attack on March 3 in which 12 people, including an additional district and sessions judge, were killed, the ATC judge demanded that the federal government should deploy Rangers for his security.

However, the government seems reluctant to provide the requisite security to the judge.

The court was hearing the matter on a weekly basis but there has been no development at all for the last four weeks, the sources said, adding on April 2 the ATC only summoned a single witness Mohammad Ali but the defence counsel, Raja Rizwan Abbasi, raised objection to his statement.

According to sub-section 7 of section 19 of the Anti Terrorism Act (ATA) 1997, which defines the procedure and power of the ATC, “the court shall proceed with the trial on a daily basis and decide the case within seven working days.”

The law further says that if the court does not meet this deadline, an application may be made to the administrative judge of the high court concerned to pass “appropriate directions” to ensure “expeditious disposal of the case to meet the end of justice.”

Advocate Abbasi, who is representing Lakhvi and other suspects, when contacted, confirmed that there was no progress on the case for about a month.

He said the federal government was responsible for the delay as the ATC judge had refused to conduct the jail trial of the accused persons because of security reasons.

“Had the federal government provided the requisite security to the judge, the proceedings would not have been delayed,” he added.

It may be mentioned that out of about 60 witnesses, the ATC has so far completed cross examination of 32 prosecution witnesses.

Advocate Mohammad Azhar Chaudhry, the special prosecutor of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), on the other hand, said the prosecution was trying to complete the trial as early as possible.

He said owing to the threats and delay in the trial, it has been decided that instead of going to the Adiala Jail the judge would exempt the accused from attending the proceedings and record their statements in his courtroom.

According to the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), the presence of the accused during the recording of statements and cross-examination of the witnesses is mandatory.

The court, however, has the power to exempt the attendance of the accused on justifiable grounds.

See here for a chronology of court drama in Pakistan

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Postby SSridhar » 19 Jun 2014 19:16

26/11 trials in Pakistan adjourned until June 25 - PTI, Economic Times
An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan trying the seven accused in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case has adjourned the hearing till June 25 after prosecution lawyers failed to turn up.

In the last hearing on June 11, two witnesses had recorded their statements.

Earlier too, the prosecution lawyers had not appeared at the Anti-Terrorism Court in Rawalpindi for May 28 and June 4 hearings, citing security concerns.

The prosecution lawyeers had not appeared at the Anti-Terrorism Court in Rawalpindi for May 28 and June 4 hearings, citing security concerns.

The prosecution lawyers led by Chaudhry Azhar in their May 21 application had accused Jammat-ud-Dawah activists of threating them and the witnesses for pursuing the case.

The court has not yet taken up this application. Sources told PTI that none of the prosecution lawyers and the witnesses appeared in the court in yesterday's hearing.

The court was not informed about the reason of their absence.

However, the sources said "security concerns" could be the only reason for not showing up in the court.


The court adjourned the hearing till June 25. The court in the last hearing had asked the prosecution to produce more witnesses.

In the last hearing, the head of the Hindi Department of NAMAL University, Punjab province, who translated Ajmal Kasab's statement into English submitted it to the ATC Rawalpindi.

Hamza was among the three other witnesses - Muhammad Ali, Mohammad Saifullah Khan and Umer Draz Khan - who in their last year's testimonies had identified 10 men including Amjad Khan and Atiqur Rehman, who were allegedly involved in planning and executing the Mumbai attacks on November 26, 2008 that left 166 people dead.

Hamza told the court that he had not sold the boats directly to the accused.

Lashkar-e-Taiba operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, Abdul Wajid, Mazhar Iqbal, Hamad Amin Sadiq, Shahid Jameel Riaz, Jamil Ahmed and Anjum have been charged with planning, financing and executing the attacks.

All the accused are lodged in Adiala prison Rawalpindi, some 300 kilometers from Lahore.

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Postby SSridhar » 25 Jul 2014 13:07

India summons Pakistan Dy. High Commissioner over adjournment of Mumbai trial - Economic Times
India today summoned Pakistan's Deputy High Commissioner and lodged a strong protest against the adjournment of the ongoing Mumbai terror attack case trial in Pakistan.

While the Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner was summoned to the Ministry of External Affairs here, the Indian Deputy High Commissioner went to the Pakistan foreign office in Islamabad and lodged a similar protest.

According to informed sources, Indian officials in their meetings with Pakistani officials both in New Delhi and Islamabad have sought regular briefing on the progress of the trial and the investigation being conducted by Pakistani authorities

It is understood that Indian officials during the meetings reiterated the high importance India attaches to bring to justice all those responsible in Pakistan for the Mumbai terror attack in 2008 in which 166 people were killed and hundred others injured.

For the seventh time in a row, a Pakistani anti-terrorism court trying the seven accused in the Mumbai attacks case adjourned the hearing on Wednesday.

The last hearing in the case and the one on June 25 could not be held because the judge was on leave. The case proceedings have not been held on a regular basis following the absence of the prosecution lawyers.

In the May 28, June 4, June 18 and July 2 hearings, the prosecution lawyers had not appeared in the ATC Rawalpindi primarily owing to security concerns.

Lashkar-e-Taiba operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, Abdul Wajid, Mazhar Iqbal, Hamad Amin Sadiq, Shahid Jameel Riaz, Jamil Ahmed and Anjum have been charged with planning, financing and executing the attacks in India's financial capital.

See here for a chronology of court drama in Pakistan

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Postby Pratyush » 25 Jul 2014 13:49

We can forget getting justice for the 26/11 from the Paki court system. Our only option for justice is to develop the strength and the willingness to use it.

In the mean time this is good exercise to keep the spotlight on TSP.

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Postby SanjayC » 25 Jul 2014 13:55

^^^ The only way to get justice from Pakistan is street justice by covert operations of RAW.

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Postby Atri » 03 Aug 2014 13:38

UlanBatori wrote:
US military sales to TSP is of enormous importance to India.

Is it? Has this issue REALLY been dissected on BRF? In the distant past, when there were proposed sales of F16s etc, India is known/believed to have strenously objected and lobbied against it. Interestingly, in those days India had far LESS clout inside the US than she is presumed to have today.

Has India really prohibited sales of all "dual-use" items (like chemicals and machine tools) to TSP? I think the reality is that there is a thriving TSP-India trade (which has many plus sides for India).

The reality is also that India buys a lot of arms from competitors of the US arms industry.

If you check, you will probably find that plenty of Pakistani Jarnails come on vijits to India. Probably they own tons of prime real estate in Mumbai and Dilli.

If India were really serious, the proper course would be to declare Pakistan a terrorist state, a menace to world peace and existence. This would be the basis to slap sanctions on any company found to be aiding the Pakistani military. For that to hurt, those companies must have at least a hope that they could otherwise do bijnej in India and make a profit.

And all said and done, suppose the TSPA and TSPAF did NOT have any modern equipment. Imagine that they are flying Sabre Jets and using Patton tanks today. Do you think India's defence posture towards TSPA would be any more Type-A than it is today? Air strikes on terrorist camps? Missile showers on border posts from where shelling occurs?

At least now, a huge part of the TSP GNP goes to buy totally useless F-16s to zoom over the mud huts of FATA.



11,000-page 26/11 Mumbai attack chargesheet had one para on LeT: Book

NEW DELHI: The chargesheet in the 26/11 Mumbai attack case that ran into over 11,000 pages had just one paragraph on Lashkar-e-Taiba, the terror organization behind the attacks and scant reference to ISI.

According to a book set to be published shortly, the chargesheet also left several other lacunae that thoroughly disappointed many, including Chikako Taya, a former Japanese judge who was on the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Justice Taya studied the Mumbai attack case as part of an effort to see if it can be covered under 'joint criminal enterprise' (JCE), to prosecute those in Pakistan who orchestrated the terror strike under an international tribunal.

"(With its flimsy chargesheet) The prosecution relieved the real criminals behind the actual crime. The name of ISI does not figure in the chargesheet and consequentially the name did not figure in the judgment. As it is said, the LeT is also scantily defined in the chargesheet. The terror organization did not draw much indictment from the court," the book says.

According to 'Fragile Frontiers: The Secret History of Mumbai Terror Attacks', by Saroj Kumar Rath, when Justice Taya visited the 26/11 attack special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam in Mumbai, she was surprised to see that the lawyer in India's most important terrorism case had no clue of JCE, a concept that had been innovatively applied by ICTY recently.

"Why was the LeT not adequately dealt in the chargesheet, asked Justice Taya? Nikam answered that 'it has adequately been dealt in the chargesheet'. Justice Taya protested and said only one paragraph in the entire chargesheet was devoted to LeT. Nikam explained that as a criminal lawyer he was well versed in criminal proceeding of the case. As he was out of the investigation team, he did not have much information and the union home ministry might have more information, which would satisfy the quest of his visitor," the book says.

The book goes on to raise several questions over the way the investigations into the 26/11 attacks was handled, and the very shallow chargesheet filed in the case. "The entire 11,280-page chargesheet basically dealt with the loss of lives and property in the aftermath of Mumbai attacks. The entire chargesheet is a compilation of the post mortem report of 166 persons, oral testimony of 2,202 persons, detail of loss of property, ballistic evidence of blasts and firing, and details about the materials carried by the terrorist to the attacks sites," the book says.


When Justice Taya met Nikam, the book says: "Justice Taya started asking question after question on the role of the ISI, the Pakistan army and the LeT in Mumbai attack. All questions were either deflected or answered in the negative by Nikam. On the question of the LeT and the ISI, Nikam admitted his limitation and asked how he could investigate a matter which came under the jurisdiction of Pakistan."

The book is also highly critical of the voluminous judgment delivered in the case, pointing out that it was a compilation of "lofty words and hyperbole, which lacks substance and true wisdom." But to a great extent the blame, the book says, is with the poor evidence presented and weak prosecution.


This news from today's TOIlet is in sync with UB ji's post which I have quoted above and few of my old posts. A large section of RoI is invested in ensuring existence of Pakistan, even if it means hurting self. This is mostly driven by vote-bank politics considerations and overdependence on underground money to stay relevant in politics (refer to my MH-politics article for further details)

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Atri wrote:What about the splinters, Rajesh ji? The cure for Sindhu valley goes via Ganga valley only. The proposition which you gave forth (in managing tsp failure dhaga) has this drawback.

Even if TSPA is dismembered and "enclaves" for "minorities" are set up in pakjab and Sindh, the preferential treatment towards "Dharmiks" to such an extent for such a length of time that RoPers start converting to Indic fold (within 20 years, you say) can happen only when Ganga is cleared off.

I would like to make a statement. The spiritual father for "idea of Pakistan" is not 3.5 fathers, it is Upper Ganga valley. It is from here, that this idea arose, it is here that sought legitimacy (in principle, not political). the 3.5 men are merely the foster-fathers of this Child of Ganga.

The fathers in Ganga valley will not allow this child to die so easily because it then means that the guns will turn towards them. TSPA is an insurance for many other players apart from Saudi Arabia and Turkey. It is primary insurance of string-holding Islamists of upper Gangetic plains. The child and father will have to be addressed simultaneously.

There cannot be a "serial" algorithm to tackle this problem. This is an "Accumulated Junk" of 1000 years. It has to be addressed in parallel. This is again what I emphasized in my previous post. The "confusion of Pune" was precisely this in 1700's.



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Atri wrote:The biggest stake holders in India is the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty. The modern Republic of India, however it is, is mostly built by Indian National Congress (INC). So, they have plenty of invested interests and efforts and money and memories in this country.

This dynasty will do anything to maintain its interests, which is whole nation. The dynasty won't do anything which will compromise their position of power in independent India. According to Newton's first law of motion, An object continues to be in state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by some unbalanced force. Here, the object is India under dynasty. The dynasty will move in the direction of the force which overcomes the equilibrium of competing forces. This applies to internal forces like Hindutva and Naxalism as well as external forces like interests of USA, Russia, China, Evangelical forces and Jihadi Islamism. The dynasty will compromise anything to maintain a strong presence in India's power circle. Dynasty is typically a status-quo loving entity, especially in post Indira Gandhi era. In case when they are in power, they try to consolidate their power without trying to be intrepid and doing things out of the way. They show typical behaviour of North Indian power Satrap described in this article.

PVNR-Manmohan Singh jodi (liberalization-1991) and Vajpayee (nuclear tests-1998) provided the radical internal unbalancing forces which dramatically changed the trajectory of India. Now that the trajectory is fixed, the dynasty, whenever in power, will do anything to ensure that the new trajectory remains unchanged. I am glad that communists never got such a chance to introduce a defining change in trajectory of India.

Now, it is alleged that Gandhi dynasty have been increasingly acting as puppets of foreign powers since the death of Indira Gandhi. Recently, a lawsuit for $ 100 million was filed by Indian National Overseas Congress on few Hindu leaders in New-york supreme court against defamation of Sonia Gandhi.

http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=14654132

$100m lawsuit against US Hindu leaders New York: New York-based Indian National Overseas Congress Inc (INOC) has filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court of the State of New York for $100 million against three prominent Hindu activists Narain Kataria, Arish Sahani and Bharat Barai for allegedly defaming UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi by releasing a full page advertisement in The New York Times during her October visit to the US. The plaintiff Dr Surinder Malhotra, Chief Executive Officer of INOC states in the complaint in New York Supreme court that false statements had been made in the advertisement about his boss Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi in The New York Times dated October 6. INOC has hired a law firm which had represented Ariel Sharon of Israel against Time magazine.


Apparently this lawsuite was defeated in the court. This proves that courts did not find the lawsuite holding any weightage. Which inturns leads us to speculation that the allegations made by them against Sonia might be true.

In case, we assume that external agencies have invested a lot INC and Gandhi dynasty and that they are at the best influenced by foreign agents or at the worst have become puppets of external forces, this leads us nowhere. What matters is, if there is some iota of truth in this hypothesis, what next?Because, Gandhi dynasty has returned to power in general elections 2009 with conclusive defeat of both BJP and more importantly, Communists. Now that they are back to the position of supreme power yet again, how will their behavior be, with respect to their alleged foreign string-holders.

For this, we have to look into the history of Gandhi dynasty and then speculate the reasons why this has been.

It was most probably after assassination of Indira Gandhi, when Rajiv Gandhi was forced into politics out of his peaceful life. It has been a fight for survival for Rajmata and her kids since then. The complex geopolitical factors caused death of her husband as well. After assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, she went into complete oblivion and took herself and her children away from Indian political scenario.

For some reasons, she entered national political scene. The probable reasons are
1. Increasing clout of BJP and Vajpayee.
2. Need of INC to invoke the name of Gandhi dynasty to maintain their political presence and power.

Hence she was urged to enter active politics. Why did Sonia Gandhi accept this offer is the biggest enigma. She knew what mess she was getting into. But, perhaps meanwhile she had renewed the old contacts and built some new ones (both internal and external) which became the powerful friends of her dynasty. Without this support and insurance, she would never have entered the power-mess of Indian politics which was experiencing a major shift away from INC and towards BJP and Hindutva.

Once she entered the political scenario of India, the magic of her dynasty slowly started working. The old Indira - designed system was renewed and old investments, political apointees were called upon to do the bidding of the dynasty. This coupled with India-Shining Fiasco of Vajpayee govt, led to INC and hence gandhi dynasty coming back to power in 2004, although, with the help of communists.

Last 5 years have been interesting to observe. The drastic changes in geopolitics of globe and region have started to force upon the dynasty to execute certain steps which will bring India strategically away from communism and socialism. The Indian Chanakyas in Ministry of External Affairs and other ministries must have seen this as an opportunity to increase the clout of India as well earn some money. It is the "Ganga Beh rahi hain, haath dho lo"attitude which was displayed by MMS during the entire Indo-US nuke deal process. MMS govt showed the shrewdness of an attractive girl flirting with 2-3 boyfriends simultaneously and extracting things which she perceives as goodies. The results in 2009 General elections have shown that Sonia Gandhi and Gandhi Dynasty is at the zenith of her power and she is as safe as she can ever be along with all her political investments.

The point now is, how will she and hence the kids, move ahead. As I have elucidated earlier, the KGB stuff was need of Rajmata during her Vanvaas. Now that she is safely and soundly back in her palace at Indraprastha without dogged pursuit of commies, will the dynasty show the guts to slowly eliminate the foreign influences or not? This is based on initial assumption that all men of power desire more power-absolute power.

One more interesting speculation. MMS also seems to be a Mahatma Vidur. Does he have anything up his sleeve that will be a pleasant surprise?

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Postby SSridhar » 12 Nov 2014 19:47

Pakistan's court dismisses to hold Mumbai attacks trial by video-link - PTI, ET
LAHORE: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court today dismissed a plea to conduct the trial of seven accused in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case including LeT operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi through video-link and asked authorities to ensure security for the witnesses and others.

Anti-Terrorism court Judge of Islamabad, Judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi, dismissed the prosecution's plea to allow the witnesses to submit their recorded statements in the court because of security reasons.

"The court dismissed the prosecutions plea and ordered that the case hearing will continue to be held at the Adiala Jail at Rawalpindi and security be ensured for the witnesses and others," the court sources told PTI.

Earlier before his transfer, Judge Attiquer Rehman had stopped holding the trial at Adiala Jail following "poor security arrangements" a few months ago.

"Owing to the security issues we request the court hold the trial through a video-link for their and witnesses security," the prosecution lawyers pleaded.


The defence lawyers had argued against the prosecution's plea saying "This is a sensitive and in-camera trial. The court proceedings will be accessible to many if it is allowed to be held through a video-link. How can the court trust witnesses statements in a CD form?"

"It can easily be tampered with and in no way will be admissible in the court. Therefore, the court should reject the prosecution's plea," they said.

Two witnesses - one from Federal Investigation Agency and other from foreign ministry - also appeared in the court, the sources said.

The foreign ministry official told the court about receiving the transcript of Ajmal Kasab statement from India and its submission to the FIA. The FIA official confirmed the receiving of the transcript.

Earlier, the prosecutors had drawn the court's attention towards threats they received allegedly from the Jamaat-ud-Dawah activists.

The judge adjourned the hearing till November 19. Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, Abdul Wajid, Mazhar Iqbal, Hamad Amin Sadiq, Shahid Jameel Riaz, Jamil Ahmed and Anjum have been charged with planning, financing and executing the attacks in India's financial capital that killed 166 people in November, 2008.

See here for a chronology of court drama in Pakistan

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Postby arun » 27 Nov 2014 15:17

X Posted from the “26/11/2008: Never Forget. Never Forgive” thread.

Baby Moshe remembers the horror of 26/11 :

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Postby CRamS » 30 Nov 2014 01:12

Guys, watch it for what ts worth. Its one thing for India to debate internally whether we are well prepared should another 26/11 take place, but its quite another to have a f(king Paki on the same program to spew his bile

http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/the-bi ... /346683?hp

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Postby SSridhar » 04 Dec 2014 18:12

Why was that Pakistani terrorist invited for a debate on India's preparedness, or otherwise, in the first place?

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Postby SSridhar » 18 Dec 2014 14:00

LeT founder and commander and the 26/11 mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi granted bail by ATC for lack of any evidence. This is how Pakistan fights terror. Our bleeding hearts must take note.

Let us see if GoTSP even appeals against the bail.

This is the beginning of the release of all those b@stards.

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Postby schinnas » 18 Dec 2014 19:36

SSji, It is good in a way, I say. Opens up the opportunity for Indian justice seekers to take out these vermins. They were probably plotting terror attacks from inside their prison with full mobile and possibly internet access. Each and every identified party to 26/11 should be assassinated regardless of how long it takes. Not unlike what Israel does regularly.

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Postby A_Gupta » 18 Dec 2014 20:38

On a day when Pakistan was in three day mourning for the attack in Peshawar, the frequently adjourned anti-terrorism court in Pakistan saw it fit to open, to work and to grant Lakhvi bail.

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Postby member_28722 » 19 Dec 2014 02:51

^^^
Its related to them pointing finger on us for Peshawar.

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Postby SSridhar » 19 Dec 2014 09:39

Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi's bail surprises prosecution; Pak govt to challenge bail
A Pakistani local court on Thursday granted bail to Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Zaik-ur-Rahman Lakhvi, provoking sharp reactions from New Delhi. However, later in the day, a Pakistan Interior Ministry spokesman told PTI that the government would certainly file an appeal against the trial court's decision.

"We have a strong case against the seven accused of the Mumbai terror attacks and we will challenge Lakhvi's bail in the high court," the official told the news agency on condition of anonymity. He added that the government may not release Lakhvi under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) law.

The trial court has asked Lakhvi to submit surety bonds woth Rs 500,000 surety before he could be released. "There has been many cases like Lashkar-e-Jhangvi chief Malik Ishaq who could not be freed from jail despite granted bail by the court because they may create law and order situation. The government is seriously pondering to detain Lakhvi under 16 MPO for a month or three months," the official said. Lakhvi, the operational head of the banned LeT, was one of the key planners of Mumbai attack.

Before the Pakistan government's decision was announced, Home Minister Rajnath Singh asked the Pakistan government to immediately appeal against the decision in a higher court so that the bail was cancelled. Terming the development as "highly unfortunate," Singh said that India had given enough evidence to Pakistan to ensure Lakhvi was convicted. He also drew a parallel with the conviction and hanging of Ajmal Kasab through a speedy trail and said he would speak to Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj to speak to the Pakistan government regarding the bail given to Lakhvi.

MEA spokesman Sye d Akbaruddin said Pakistan had to realise there can't be any selective approach towards terror. "99% evidence for 26/11 is in Pakistan. The 1% we have has been handed to Pakistan. A grant of bail to Lakhvi will serve as reassurance to terrorists to perpetrate heinous crimes," he said.

The other side of opinion in a country deeply divided over the issue of terrorism was furnished by former ISI chief and policy hawk General Hameed Gul who felt evidence against Lakhvi may not be strong.

"The timing of ghastly attacks in Peshawar and grant of bail to Lakhvi cannot be linked in any way...Court cases move slowly in both India and Pakistan. It needs solid evidence to prove cases. But allegations that Pakistan is soft on terror should be put to rest," he told ET.

The counter came from G Parthasarathy, former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan. "Sharif has been offering special treatment to LeT chief Hafiz Saeed in all his tenures as the PM. Saeed has been receiving special privilege from government as well as Punjab government led by Shahbaz Sharif," he said

CONFESSIONAL STATEMENT of Ajmal Kasab recorded before an Indian Magistrate. Kasab said Lakhvi is a 26/11 mastermind says the Operational Commander of LeT who coordinated the attacks and was present in the Control Room in Karachi to guide the attackers in Mumbai. India has the recorded tapes but not Lakhvi's voice samples. Pakistan refused to hand over the samples citing its law as Lakhvi refused to give them.

ABU JUNDAL, an Indian who was also present in the control room and was arrested after being deported from Saudi Arabia, had identifi ed Lakhvi's voice on the tapes. India cites this as an additional evidence of Lakhvi's involvement but Pakistan again cites the lack of samples.

INDIA ALLOWED Pakistan access to interview the main 26/11 investigator, the judge who recorded Kasab's confession & doctors who conducted post-mortem of deceased terrorists. However, Pakistan court feels cross-examination of Indian witnesses in person is a must.

See here for a chronology of court drama in Pakistan

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Postby SSridhar » 19 Dec 2014 13:44

Lok Sabha Passes Resolution Against Lakhvi Bail - New Indian Express
The Lok Sabha on Friday passed a resolution against the bail granted to LeT commander Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, who is accused of being the mastermind of 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, by a Pakistan court.

The resolution asked government to take every step to put pressure on Pakistan to bring the matter related to 26/11 attacks case to a satisfactory conclusion.

Earlier talking in the House Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India had strongly conveyed to Pakistan our sentiments over the bail to the LeT commander.

Modi said bail to Lakhvi had come as a "shock" to all those who believe in humanity worldover.

India's approach towards Pakistan on the issue will be in tune with sentiments expressed by members, said Modi after MPs voiced outrage in the House.


External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said India does not accept the theory that Lakhvi be released on bail. Rejecting the argument that the evidence against Lakhvi was not sufficient, Swaraj demanded Pakistan immediately get this decision overturned.

An anti-terrorism court in Islamabad Thursday granted bail to Lakhvi, who is among the seven people charged with planning and helping to carry out the Nov 26-29, 2008, Mumbai terror attack which left 166 people, including many foreigners, dead and injured hundreds of others.

However, Lakhvi has now been detained under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) at Rawalpindi's Adiala Jail, according to a media report.

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anything here that was not known before?

brits were snooping too and were not sharing.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/22/world ... .html?_r=0
In the fall of 2008, a 30-year-old computer expert named Zarrar Shah roamed from outposts in the northern mountains of Pakistan to safe houses near the Arabian Sea, plotting mayhem in Mumbai, India’s commercial gem.

Mr. Shah, the technology chief of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Pakistani terror group, and fellow conspirators used Google Earth to show militants the routes to their targets in the city. He set up an Internet phone system to disguise his location by routing his calls through New Jersey. Shortly before an assault that would kill 166 people, including six Americans, Mr. Shah searched online for a Jewish hostel and two luxury hotels, all sites of the eventual carnage.

But he did not know that by September, the British were spying on many of his online activities, tracking his Internet searches and messages, according to former American and Indian officials and classified documents disclosed by Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor.

They were not the only spies watching. Mr. Shah drew similar scrutiny from an Indian intelligence agency, according to a former official briefed on the operation. The United States was unaware of the two agencies’ efforts, American officials say, but had picked up signs of a plot through other electronic and human sources, and warned Indian security officials several times in the months before the attack.

What happened next may rank among the most devastating near-misses in the history of spycraft. The intelligence agencies of the three nations did not pull together all the strands gathered by their high-tech surveillance and other tools, which might have allowed them to disrupt a terror strike so scarring that it is often called India’s 9/11.

“No one put together the whole picture,” said Shivshankar Menon, who was India’s foreign minister at the time of the attacks and later became the national security adviser. “Not the Americans, not the Brits, not the Indians.” Mr. Menon, now retired, recalled that “only once the shooting started did everyone share” what they had, largely in meetings between British and Indian officials, and then “the picture instantly came into focus.”

The British had access to a trove of data from Mr. Shah’s communications, but contend that the information was not specific enough to detect the threat. The Indians did not home in on the plot even with the alerts from the United States.

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The Indian government did not respond to several requests for official comment, but a former Indian intelligence official acknowledged that Indian spies had tracked Mr. Shah’s laptop communications. It is unclear what data the Indians gleaned from their monitoring.



quite a long article...

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Explains why UK complained about DCH foray into Copenhagen which prompted US to arrest him. All along US was happy getting his double agent field reports sitting fat and dumb. Threat of UK arresting forced them to arrest DCH.

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RamanaGaru, the sad part about that long article is that the only ones who will be laughing their asses off to the bank are TSP. TSP will use that and say, see we told you give evidence.

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wonder what some burkha bimbos, who aided the operations willfully, will have to say about this........

Stop telecast… if it continues, our operation won’t end: Callers to PCR



Smita Nair , Srinath Raghvendra Rao December 25, 2014

It’s the morning after 26/11. Seventeen police officers are dead, and TV networks are announcing that Mumbai has been taken over by terrorists.

Hours into the attack, and with a counter-terror operation underway to flush out terrorists at three sites where they are holding hostages and firing at will, there is a shift in the tone of those calling the Police Control Room: Rein in TV camera crews, scores of callers plead.
Flooded with angry calls, police said they had no power to stop live coverage.

As the day progresses — in fact, until the last terrorist is gunned down on November 28 afternoon — people dialling 100 sense the danger of terrorists viewing live coverage of the counter-terror operations.

From a sobbing housewife to a Navy commander, callers repeatedly ask the PCR to order a media blackout. The response: It’s not in our jurisdiction.

The Indian Express has obtained and authenticated 4,396 phone calls made to the PCR, running into 89 hours of conversations. These are snatches from calls on November 27, urging a media blackout:

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1.33 am: A former municipal councillor calls: “They (MARCOS and NSG) are going to have the operation in Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and Oberoi. Commando operations. It is very important. Your strategy should not be known to them.” The operator says the priority now is to tend to the injured and clear the periphery. “Khaamakha das jawan shaheed ho jayenge (we’ll lose 10 jawans for no reason),” the caller says.

1.37 am: A Dombivali resident, nearly 50 km away from the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, calls: “They (terrorists) are definitely watching this like me, from the hotel rooms. Besides, they have satellite phones.”

* By 2 am, the Marcos have arrived. Soon enough, visuals of the Navy’s special operations unit are on TV screens.

2:52 am: A local journalist calls from Borivali, convinced that the three men who died behind Cama Hospital lost their lives because of TV coverage of the police strategy. “It’s as if they are reporting for the benefit of terrorists, ensuring they have full information at all times.”

* In the wee hours, the PCR takes dozens of calls from those viewing TV coverage.

8.20 am: One caller wonders if the terrorists understand Marathi. He asks the control to screen live commentary, if not the visuals. The operator assures that the police are now seeking legal opinion on the matter. “Police cha haddat control nahi yete (This is not within the jurisdiction of the police.) It’s with the broadcast ministry, we cannot issue direct orders,” he says, guiding the caller to the control room in-charge.

8.32 am: An operator assures a caller from Borivali that the Joint Commissioner is personally addressing the problem, by calling each channel. But ten minutes later, TV channels are beaming visuals of a commando climbing a pipe outside the Taj. One caller says: “They’ll fire directly on these poor men.” To every caller, the control room says they do not have authority in the matter.

As more visuals of the MARCOS appear, the calls increase and PCR operators begin to show the first signs of irritation. One operator scolds, “Don’t we know it? Don’t they (media) know it? Since last night we have been getting these calls. They are selfish.”

One Navi Mumbai resident wants to file a legal case against the channels. A woman says she wants to talk to seniors: “If a common citizen like me can understand, then why can’t they?”

9.11 am: A caller, who has just returned from JJ Hospital after donating blood, says a TV visual worries him. He discusses with the operator the possibility of instructions from Mantralyaa to the camera crews.

9.17 am: A woman breaks down on the phone. Her son is comforting her, but ther sobs get louder. The operator tells her the cameras have been taken some distance away from the attack sites, but they have powerful zooms. “I can only cry, I can only cry,” she repeats, asking if someone will tell the cameras not to stalk commando movements.

9.20 am: Minutes after the NSG unit arrived, a man from Janakalyan Nagar calls. He can see four commandos taking positions. He has called a TV channel several times, but is unable to connect. “If this telecast continues, our operation won’t end,” he says.

* Six minutes after the NSG has taken charge, a terrorist from the Oberoi calls a TV channel. The calls to the PCR now come in thick and fast, some afraid for the hostages, some furious that the media is even offering him air time. One caller tells an operator: “He (the terrorist) isn’t laying down his weapon and is still getting an opportunity to convey his message.” One caller says the terrorist’s accent gives away that he appears to be from Sialkot, not Hyderabad as he’s claiming to the TV channel.

10.01 am: A caller wants a TV channel pulled up. “Tell them they are acting against the interest of the nation,” he says. When another caller asks for numbers of TV channels, one operator obliges with a number for a TV network.

10.07 am: The PCR tells one caller that cable television in both hotels has been disconnected. But the calls continue. As cameras zoom in on NSG commandos walking into the Taj, one Borivali resident is livid. “Fatke dile pahije (somebody should slap them),” he says, referring to the TV cameramen. A caller can see commandos taking position behind the Gateway of India and calls the operator: “They will lob bombs on the Gateway of India.”

* In the afternoon, it emerges that while TV sets in the Oberoi don’t have cable TV any more, guests at Trident confirm that it’s still on. “Callers from Trident are calling to say TV is on. Oberoi’s TV has been cut. My relative is a staffer there. As a citizen I thought I should tell you,” one caller says.

* By now, a TV channel has released a short list of the names of hostages and their room numbers. Immediately, callers want such information taken off air. One says the police should use jammers to break Internet connectivity. “What if they have laptops, visuals can be streamed there too,” he says.

* A TV channel has two reporters relaying information about the Nariman House situation. “Saamne ke building main teen, neeche ke building main teen,” the caller repeats the TV anchor’s description of NSG commando positions.

2.14 pm: An operator says the control room is flooded with angry calls about the coverage of Nariman House. A woman wants to know “hamare commandos ke sir ke upar cover kyun nahin hai (why aren’t the heads of our commandos covered)… They will get shot in the head.”

4.59 pm: The daughter of an army man makes her second call in 21 minutes. She says newscasters are revealing critical information. “Andar ghuste hi maarenge na? (They’ll be shot as soon as they enter, right?)”

By evening, the weary control room is simply sharing the telephone numbers of television channels, asking callers to try their luck themselves.

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Why can the BJP not punish them for this? Surely this is treason?

First in Kargil, then in Mumbai. How many of our bravehearts will this bitch Burkha get killed?

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Postby Prem Kumar » 25 Dec 2014 11:07

More than BJP, I hope the victims file a Class Action lawsuit against Barkha Dutt & Co for deaths/injuries/damages caused. Heck, even Taj can sue the Media for prolonging the operation, resulting in losses

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You think that this media is capable of introspection. It is sold out and corrupt to the core. The only way out is to financially strangle them.

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Lakhvi challenges detention - The Hindu
Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the key planner of 2008 Mumbai attacks, on Friday challenged his detention under a public security order in the high court here [Islamabad] after the Pakistan government rejected his plea seeking release.

“Today Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court, challenging his detention under Maintenance of Public Order (MPO),” Lakhvi’s counsel Raja Rizwan Abbasi told PTI.

“Legal requirements have not been fulfilled in the detention of Lakhvi. Besides, the legal grounds the government has cited in the matter are not maintainable,” he said. The court will fix the date for hearing of the case on Monday.

Islamabad Anti-Terrorism Court Judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi on December 18 had granted bail to Lakhvi citing lack of evidence against him in the Mumbai attacks case, but before he could be released from jail, the government detained him for three more months under Public Maintenance Order in Adiala Jail where the trial is being held. — PTI

He will win the case.

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More than BJP, I hope the victims file a Class Action lawsuit against Barkha Dutt & Co for


EXACTLY!! Barkha Dutt and NDTV are murderers of patriotic citizens!! They need to be behind bars for good!! otherwise their crony journalism will keep on creating such things., I think they are being paid by Bakis to do this!! and they have been converted over to Islam and thus terror through media!!!

Why isn't NDTV showing more positive stories?
like Soldier who died defending India (Mr. Batra) about his town and his people?

Barkha Dutt is a seditionist traitor who needs to be behind bars!

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Before getting Lakhwi, Saeed, Omar, Dawood we need to get their supporters in India like Barkha, Rajdeep, Mahesh Bhatt, etc and their ilk behind bars!

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Legal loopholes led to Lakhvi’s bailing out - Dawn
Legal loopholes in the Mumbai attacks case led to the grant of bail to Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the alleged mastermind of the terror attacks, the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Islamabad stated in its written order.

The order added that weak evidence, the registration of the FIR invoking irrelevant sections against the suspect, the ‘never-ending’ trial and hearsay evidence went in favour of the accused.

Lakhvi was arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in February 2009 on the basis of the confessional statement of the lone surviving attacker Ajmal Kasab and detained at the Adiala Jail.

According to the charge-sheet issued on November 25, 2009, Lakhvi, a resident of Renala Khurd of Okara, was the alleged commander of the outlawed Lashkar-i-Tayyaba (LeT) as well as the mastermind of the Mumbai attacks.

It alleged that Lakhvi received weapon training from different centres and then trained other militants of LeT.

He was also facing the charges of imparting training and giving instructions to the 10 terrorists who carried out the attacks between November 26 and 28, 2008, leaving 166 people dead.

On December 18, ATC Judge Syed Kausar Abbas Zaidi granted bail to Lakhvi. However, he is still detained in the jail under the Maintenance of Public Order ordinance.

Weak evidence

The Mumbai attacks case witnessed a twist in May 2014 when Mudassir Lakhvi, the headmaster of a government school in Okara where Ajmal Kasab studied, claimed that Kasab was still alive.

The testimony of Mudassir, who was produced as a prosecution witness by the FIA, exposed the poor coordination of the agency with the witness.

The FIA also produced some other witnesses who had no ‘direct’ knowledge of the offence and just narrated the story of the incident and tried to establish the link of the accused persons with the Mumbai attacks.

The main evidence on the basis of which Lakhvi was implicated in the case was the confessional statement of Ajmal Kasab, who was executed in an Indian jail on November 21, 2012.

The counsel for the accused pointed out that the confessional statement of Kasab could not be admissible after his execution and the statement of the headmaster. The prosecution witness, headmaster Lakhvi, testified before the court that “a person namely Mohammad Ajmal, son of Mohammad Amir, a resident of Farid Kot is alive and available in his village.”

The statement of the witness damaged the prosecution case and subsequently the prosecutor requested the court to declare the headmaster as a ‘hostile witness’ and treat his statement as ‘irrelevant’.

Likewise, the ATC judge noted that the evidence against Lakhvi was based on the statements of the officials of the Crime Investigation Department (CID) which apparently were ‘insufficient’ to refuse the grant of bail to the accused. The court observed that the accused was charged on the basis of ‘hearsay’ evidence.

The court order stated that “the statements of five CID inspectors were held to be relevant against the accused/petitioner. “These prosecution witnesses have now been examined before the court and it was revealed from their statements that they had charged the accused/petitioner on the basis of hearsay. It is also an admitted fact that not a single word has been uttered by PW-42 namely Mohammad Mumtaz against the present accused/petitioner namely Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.”

Flaws in the investigation: The registration of the FIR and the insertion of different sections of the law also benefited Lakhvi. The FIR was registered about three months after the incident.

The order issued for the release of Lakhvi stated: “as per the contents of the FIR, the occurrence took place in November 2008 whereas the report was lodged on February 2, 2009.” In the criminal proceedings, the delay in lodging an FIR of an offence always benefits the accused.

Tariq Mehmood Jahangiri, a former deputy attorney general, told Dawn that though the ‘Limitation Act’ did not apply in the criminal matters and an FIR against the occurrence of an offence can be registered after several months, the delay in lodging the FIR always favoured the accused person regardless the nature of the crime.

Furthermore, the prosecution inserted an offence against the accused which was non-existence in February 2009 when the FIR was registered against Lakhvi. The order said an amendment to section 6-B of ATA was incorporated in the FIR against the accused in 2011, which stated that threats and acts of terrorism against a foreign government or population or an international organisation would also fall in the ATA.

Raja Rizwan Abbasi, the counsel for Lakhvi, said, “the terror incident took place in 2008 and it is yet to be seen whether the provision of ATA was applicable to the case or not.” He said since the amendment did not involve any retrospective effect, it cannot affect the accused.

The never-ending trial: The trial of the accused persons in the Mumbai attacks case could not be concluded despite the laps of six years. During this period, seven judges were changed. So far, the FIA has submitted five challans against the accused persons and produced about 1/3 of the total witnesses in the court.

The judge also reproduced the arguments of Lakhvi’s counsel regarding the delay in the trial. The order states: “during the last six years only around 50 prosecution witnesses have been examined before the court whereas more than 100 are still to be examined which may consume another 10 years.” As per sub-section 4-C of section 21-D of the ATA, the court shall have to regard the time which the accused person has already spent in custody and the time which is likely to be spent in custody if not admitted to bail.

In the concluding paragraph of the order, the judge, however, stated that these observations were “tentative in nature and shall not affect the trial or its fate in future.”

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kish wrote:..............http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/featur ... 94279.html]Q&A: 'India warned 26 times' before Mumbai[/url]

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Levy: "The ISI claimed to have a super-agent. Was it classic counter espionage? A red herring to make Mumbai appear to come from within and not without? Certainly some training materials found in Karachi seem to have stemmed from India which gave Lashkar an insight into Indian counter hostage strategy. The NSG (Indian National Security Guards) said the same when they confronted the LeT squad in the tower."

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This underlined phenomenology was evident during 26/11. When even the most pro-pakistan politicos, aka Mulayam Yadav and MSK were either belligerent or quiet with regard to the pakis, two top congressi's politicos and one journo(implicit allusion) raised the diversionary clamor of this being an internal operation. AR Antulay, Digvijay S. and Rajdeep S (using the allusion to red thread).

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Postby chaanakya » 27 Dec 2014 21:42

Lakhvi et el needs to be bumped off. No need to bother abt baki fart proceedings. Bakis were afraid of this so pronto they got him another case to stay safe in jail. He should roam free. Hafiz kutta can be tackled in similar manner. Award of 100 cr for bringing them dead or alive should be announced for all criminals holed up in bakistan . that includes D.

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Govt summons Pakistan high commissioner after 26/11 accused Lakhvi's detention order under Maintenance of Public Order is suspended by Islamabad High Court -ToI
The ministry of external affairs on Monday summoned Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit, hours after it became evident that the 26/11 Mumbai attacks accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi may walk free after a court order.

Foreign secretary Sujata Singh conveyed strong concern to the Pak envoy at the lack of effective action by Pakistan's prosecuting authorities after the anti-terrorism court ordered the release of Lakhvi.

The Pak envoy was told that the Indian government expected the Pak government to abide by its commitment on Lakhvi's prosecution.


Coming out of MEA, Abdul Basit refused to comment on the meeting.

"Ask the ministry officials who called for the meeting," Basit told the waiting reporters.

Earlier today, Islamabad high court suspended Pak government's detention order of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi paving the way for his freedom from jail.

Islamabad anti-terrorism court judge Kausar Abbas Zaidi had on December 18 granted bail to Lakhvi citing lack of evidence against him in the Mumbai attacks case.

But before he could be released from jail, the government detained him for three more months under Public Maintenance Order in Adiala Jail where the trial is being held.

Lakhvi had challenged his detention under a public security order in the high court here after the Pakistan government rejected his plea seeking release.

In the petition Lakhvi's counsel Raja Rizwan Abbasi had claimed that legal requirements were not fulfilled in the detention of Lakhvi.

Besides, the legal grounds the government had cited in the matter were not maintainable, he had said.

Before approaching court, Lakhvi had on Wednesday submitted an application with the Pakistan government seeking an end to his detention under MPO.

The decision to grant bail to Lakhvi, 54, drew sharp criticism from India and surprised many for its timing, just days after Taliban massacred 148 people, mostly school children, in Peshawar.

Lakhvi and six other accused — Abdul Wajid, Mazhar Iqbal, Hamad Amin Sadiq, Shahid Jameel Riaz, Jamil Ahmed and Younis Anjum — have been charged with planning and executing the Mumbai attacks that took place on November 26, 2008, and left 166 people dead.

(With inputs from PTI)

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X-posted from STFU-TSP thread

abhishek_sharma wrote:MEA spokeman posted this on teetar

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Coming out of MEA, Abdul Basit refused to comment on the meeting.

"Ask the ministry officials who called for the meeting," Basit told the waiting reporters.

All the dossiers notwithstanding.
Lakhvi's bail 'extremely unfortunate': Rajnath Singh
I hope an appeal will be filed in a higher court, so that Lakhvi's bail is cancelled," Singh said adding that India had provided Islamabad sufficient evidence against the 26/11 accused. The minister insisted that Sharif walk the talk on ending terror by handing over "most-wanted" Lakhvi' s custody to India.
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A senior home ministry officer said Pakistan needed to show more seriousness in taking the 26/11 case trial to its logical conclusion. "The evidence we have submitted to Pakistan as part of our dossiers on Mumbai attacks, is enough to prosecute both Hafiz Saeed and Lakhvi," said the officer.

The home ministry, meanwhile, is hoping that global powers will come forward to share India's disappointment with the 26/11 case trial in Pakistan. The matter may come up for discussion during US President Barack Obama's visit here next month.

How can you trust bunch of jihadis next door? We are able to delude ourselves step by step.

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A day after court relief, 26/11 accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi detained again - ToI
26/11 accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi has been detained yet again under a new order and was produced in a Pak court on Tuesday.

The Mumbai attack mastermind was produced in the court of a duty magistrate in a six-year-old kidnapping case, which was registered on Monday hours after he got relief from court over the first detention order.

The Islamabad high court had on Monday suspended Pak government's first detention order of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi paving the way for his release.

Indian had reacted strongly to this development. Ministry of external affairs had on Monday summoned Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit and expressed its strong displeasure over Lakhvi's imminent release.

The court relief for Lakhvi came in response to a petition filed by him in the Islamabad high court against the government's order to detain him for three more months under Maintenance of Public Order (MPO).

Pak government had issued the detention order a day after Islamabad's anti-terrorism court (ATC) granted him a post-arrest bail on December 18.

(With inputs from agencies)

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Lakhvi stays imprisoned; arrested in abduction case - The Hindu
Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi was arrested on Tuesday for kidnapping a man six years ago, stalling his release a day after a Pakistani court suspended his detention under a public security order, drawing India’s ire.

Just before he was to be released, Lakhvi was arrested on charges of kidnapping a man named Muhammad Anwer. In an FIR registered on Monday at a police station in Islamabad, Anwer said he was kidnapped by Lakhvi six years ago.{This clearly looks like a fake case just for tactical reasons. In fact, through all these contrived attempts, Pakistan is 'softening up' reaction for an eventual dismissal of the case against the 26/11 terrorists. Pakistan is simply going to say that India has not provided enough evidence and case the close. In the meanwhile it is putting up this show of arresting and re-arresting Lakhvi to 'demonstrate' that it has exhausted all judicial processes and in spite of its sincerest attempts the courts did not find any evidence against him}

Lakhvi was granted bail on December 18 in the Mumbai attack case but was detained under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) before his release. He challenged his detention under MPO in the Islamabad High Court which on Monday suspended the government order, evoking a strong reaction from India.

After being slapped with the charge of kidnapping, Lakhvi was taken out of the Adiala Jail Rawalpindi and presented before the judicial magistrate amid tight security at the police station.

The magistrate remanded him in police custody for two days. He was later taken to an undisclosed location by the police.

Lakhvi’s counsel Raja Rizwan Abbasi alleged that his client has been arrested in a “fake” case only to “please India.”

He said he would challenge the “fake FIR” in court.


The Islamabad High Court’s suspension of Lakhvi’s detention under MPO had outraged India which lodged its strong protest by summoning Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit.

A senior official of Pakistan’s Interior Ministry had said earlier that the government might detain Lakhvi in another case.

“Since the release of Lakhvi from jail will draw a lot flak from the world especially India, the Pakistani government may detain Lakhvi in any other case like it did in the case of LeJ chief Malik Ishaq,” he had said.

Ishaq was remanded to judicial custody in a murder and terrorism case just before his release from a jail after government did not seek extension of his detention under the public security order. — PTI

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Pak court sends 26/11 mastermind Lakvi to 14-day custody in kidnapping case
Pakistan court on Thursday sent 26/11 mastermind ZakiurRehmanLakhvi to 14-day custody in a six-year-old kidnapping case. The case was lodged after Lakhvi got relief in the first detention order.

Pak government issued the first detention order after Lakhvi was granted the bail. However, this detention order was suspended by the Islamabad high court. Hours after the court order, Pak police lodged abduction against Lakhvi and issued the second detention order.

Earlier, Pakistan government filed an appeal in Supreme Court to challenge the suspension of detention order of 26/11 accused Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.

The government had detained Lakhvi under Maintenance of Public Order (MPO), hours after he was granted bail by anti-terror court in the 26/11 case on December 18.


So, there are now four cases against Lakhvi. One, the original 26/11 case, two, the case against the bail order of the ATC, Adiala court, three, case against the suspension of the arrest under MPO, and the fourth the kidnapping case.

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Pakistan govt. challenges Lakhvi’s bail - PTI, The Hindu
The Pakistan government on Saturday challenged LeT operations commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi’s bail in the Islamabad High Court, saying an anti-terrorism court ignored testimony in the 26/11 case while granting bail to the 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind.

“We have challenged the Anti-Terrorism Court Islamabad’s decision to grant bail to Lakhvi in the Islamabad High Court,” Prosecution chief Chaudhry Azhar told PTI.

Asked how the government managed to challenge Lakhvi’s bail since the superior courts have been on winter holidays till January 8 and could not take up such petitions, Mr. Azhar said, “the government had requested the IHC to take up the petition considering it an urgent matter.”

In the petition, the government has taken up a plea that the “ATC had ignored testimony in the case while granting bail to Lakhvi. Besides, there is a solid testimony available against Lakhvi {so, the GoP accepts that there is 'solid' evidence against Lakhvi?} despite of which the ATC had sanctioned his bail.”
— PTI

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Supreme Court forms 2-member bench to hear Lakhvi case - DT
The Supreme Court, while fixing the case hearing for today (Tuesday), constituted a two member bench for government’s appeal petition filed against the alleged mastermind behind Mumbai attacks, Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, on Monday

The top court formed a two-member bench headed by Justice Jawad S Khawaja to hear the government’s appeal against the Islamabad High Court (IHC) order, directing the cancelation of Lakhvi’s detention under Maintenance of Public Order (MPO).

Earlier, the federal government pleaded to the apex court to set aside the IHC order related to the suspension Lakhvi’s detention.

Through an appeal petition submitted in the apex court, the government said that the suspension order of Lakhvi’s detention issued by the IHC was passed in violation of Article 199 of the constitution and was unreasoned.

It pleaded to the top court to set this order aside. The petition was filed on the behalf of the interior secretary and SSP Islamabad and said that the IHC had passed the order without duly considering the relevant facts and the circumstances. The petition filed in the apex court stated that Pakistan has international obligations and the accused was allegedly involved in a crime committed outside Pakistan.

Similarly, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had challenged Lakhvi’s bail in the IHC. The petition filed by the federal agency stated that the anti-terrorism court (ATC), hearing the Lakhvi case, ignored the testimony and granted bail to the alleged mastermind behind Mumbai attacks. Earlier, the IHC, while suspending the detention notification of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, directed the federal government to submit its detailed reply in the court by January 15 in Mumbai attack case. The single-member bench of the IHC of Justice Noorul Haq Qureshi in its written order directed Lakhvi to deposit surety bonds worth Rs 1 million and to ensure his presence on every date of hearing of the case.

Lahwi’s lawyer pleaded before the court that his client’s detention, under Maintenance of Public Order (MPO), stood illegal and said that his client was granted bail by the ATC. FIA prosecutor Chaudhry Azher made arguments against the approval of Lakhvi’s bail.

The alleged mastermind behind the Mumbai attacks, Lakhvi, was granted bail by the ATC and then he was detained under MPO, a day after his bail was granted by the court. Lakhvi was arrested in February 2009 and was indicted along with six others, including Abdul Wajid, Mazher Iqbal, Hamad Amin, Shahid Jameel, Riaz, Jameel Ahmed and Younis Anjum, on November 25, 2009.

Lakhvi is also believed to be the operational head of the Lashkar-e-Taiba. Currently, Lakhvi is on a 14-day judicial remand in Adiala Jail for a six-year-old kidnapping case. The case was registered by the Golra Police on December 29, 2014, on the complaint of Muhammad Dawood, a resident in the federal capital’s outskirts.

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Re: Mumbai Terrorist Attack-News stories and timeline

Postby SSridhar » 07 Jan 2015 13:26

26/11 plotter Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi to remain in jail - ToI
Lashkar operations commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind, would continue to remain in jail.

The Pakistan supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the high court order granting bail to Lakhvi.

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Postby Pratyush » 09 Jan 2015 08:57

It is a nice little circus that the TSP has going on.


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