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Poll officer cross examined in Pakistan's 26/11 case

An election officer from Okara district in Punjab where some of the Mumbai attackers allegedly hailed from, was cross examined by the defence on Thursday in the ongoing case being heard by the Anti-Terrorism Court.

The district electoral officer from Okara has provided evidence from the voters list that links one of the terrorists who was killed in the attack, to his family in Islamabad. The cross examination will continue now

on January 8, 2014, sources said. A bank manager from Azad Jammu and Kashmir was also cross examined. Some money was transferred to the account of an accused in Karachi ostensibly for the operation.

Three of the 10 terrorists who attacked Mumbai are believed to be from Okara including Ajmal Kasab who was hanged after a trial last November.

Last week, the bank manager of the Muslim Commercial Bank in Islamabad was cross examined. He had testified earlier that a sum of Rs. 2,00,000 was transferred to the account of Amad Ameen Sadiq, an accused in the case. A police inspector, Mohammed Ashraf, was also cross examined by the defence. Ashraf was the person who was present at the time of arrest of four of the seven accused in the case and also responsible for the recovery of some material from them. The four arrested included Wajid Mazhar Iqbal and Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi in February 2009 and two others.

The prosecution had asked the court to summon six new witnesses in the case.

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