Pak HC refuges permission for voice samples of 26/11 attacks suspects


Islamabad :-Pakistani High Court has rejected the government’s petition for voices samples of 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six other suspects of Mumbai attack case.

The prosecution had filed an application in the Islamabad High Court looking for voice samples of the suspects to compare it with the communication intercepted by Indian intelligence and then present it before the anti-terrorism court as evidence against the seven suspects in the Mumbai attack case but the Islamabad High Court on Monday denied the petition.

The prosecution’s application said the Indian intelligence agencies had intercepted communication between the suspects and the terrorists in connection with the Mumbai attack in 2008.

The prosecution lawyers had said that the samples were important for concluding the investigation of this high profile case.

The trial court had also rejected another petition of the prosecution requesting the court to declare Ajmal Kasab and Faheem Ansari absconders in order to meet legal formalities.

Pakistani authorities arrested seven Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) members involved in the planning of the attacks including the terrorist group’s operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the mastermind of the Mumbai attack.

Six accused—Abdul Wajid, Mazhar Iqbal, Hamad Amin Sadiq, Shahid Jameel Riaz, Jamil Ahmed and Younis Anjum— have been in Adiala Jail for more than six years in connection with planning and executing the Mumbai attack in November, 2008, and more than 166 people killed.