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26/11 case: non-bailable warrants against two Pakistan Army officers

A sessions court has issued non-bailable warrants against Pakistan Army officers Major Abdul Rehman Pasha and Major Iqbal in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks case.

While Major Pasha has retired, the prosecution believes Major Iqbal is still serving as an ISI official in Pakistan, as disclosed by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist David Coleman Headley, an approver in the case.

The officials are shown as wanted accused in the charge sheet filed by the city police’s crime branch.

Additional Sessions Judge S.V. Yarlagadda on January 21 allowed an application filed by special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam. The court is conducting trial against alleged LeT operative Sayyed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal in the terror attacks.

Mr. Nikam said in the application Headley in his testimony had claimed that Major Iqbal and Major Pasha were present in the meetings during which targets were selected. Mr. Nikam said the prosecution also has corroborative documentary evidence against the two. Headley visited Mumbai in September 2006 and informed Major Iqbal about his surveillance of Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, and later handed over photographs and videos of the same.

The court posted the case for hearing on February 6.

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