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Two 26/11 key witnesses quizzed in Rawalpindi

The trial in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks case resumed on Wednesday and defence cross-examined two key witnesses at a special court room in Adyala Jail in Rawalpindi.

Special Public Prosecutor Chaudhry Muhammed Azhar told The Hindu over the phone that the bank manager of the Muslim Commercial Bank in Islamabad was cross-examined. He testified earlier that Rs. 2,00,000 was transferred to the account of Amad Ameen Sadiq, an accused in the case. Mr. Azhar said this money was to be used for the terror operation.

Police inspector Mohammed Ashraf was also cross-examined by the defence. He was present at the time of arrest of the four accused in the case in February 2009 and was also responsible for the recovery of some material from them. Those arrested include Wajid Mazhar Iqbal and Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.

The Anti-Terrorism Court has decided that the case will be heard every Wednesday from now on. Mr. Azhar said that the two witnesses cross-examined were new and the prosecution had asked the court to summon six more new witnesses next week.

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