Judge on leave, Pak court adjourns 26/11 hearing till Monday

Islamabad: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court trying seven Mumbai attack accused, including LeT operations commander and mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, on Thursday adjourned the hearing till Monday as the judge was on leave.

"No hearing of the case was held today as the judge was on leave," a court official said. The court office fixed July 27 for the next hearing, he said. The previous hearing was held on July 15.

Lakhvi, 55, was released from Adiala Jail Rawalpindi on April 10 after securing a bail. The six other accused -- Abdul Wajid, Mazhar Iqbal, Hamad Amin Sadiq, Shahid Jameel Riaz, Jamil Ahmed and Younis Anjum -- have been lodged in Adiala Jail for nearly six years for planning and executing the attack in November 26, 2008 that killed 166 people.

Ten other co-accused, said to be either trainers or facilitators of the terrorists who launched the attacks in Mumbai, have been declared "proclaimed offenders or fugitives" by the anti-terrorism court.

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