Pakistan Court rebuffs Mumbai's attack report
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Pakistan Court rebuffs Mumbai's attack report

Islamabad : Pakistan | Jul 17, 2012 at 9:41 AM PDT
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ISLAMABAD, July 17: Amid growing warmth between Asian nuke armed neighbours in recent times, an anti-terrorist court (ATC) in the garrisoned city of Rawalpindi, on Tuesday rejected a report submitted by the commission probing the Mumbai's attacks.

The Court dismisses the report as illegal by terming it as the Indian move in denying access to the Commission to examine the witnesses in the case.

The Court says that the specific commission was not only barred from cross-examining but was not even given access to the four main witnesses.

It also does not endorse the idea of making the report a part of judicial record and says that commission's activities were mere wastage of time.

The ATC-II court judge, Chaudhry Habibur Rehman, says that the report, compiled by the nine-member Pakistani judicial commission and their Indian counterparts, was unlawful because it did not give the defendants the right to cross-examine the witnesses.

A Pakistani commission went to India in March including defence lawyers and prosecutors to probe the judicial record and cross examine the key figures who were held for the 2008 Mumbai attacks in which 166 people were killed, bringing both countries at brink of war.

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Erfan khan is based in Islamabad, Federal Capital Area, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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