Pak's 26/11 case: Trial adjourned for fortnight

Ahmed, who had been hearing the case since he was appointed judge of Rawalpindi's anti-terrorist court no. III in November 2010, was transferred shortly after the last hearing on June 11.No new judge has been appointed for the court, sources told PTI.
The case was placed before a duty judge today, who adjourned it till July 9, the sources said.

The development came just a day after Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, who was here for talks with her counterpart Salman Bashir, said she had highlighted India's concerns about a "satisfactory closure" of the Mumbai attacks trial in Pakistan to enable the two countries "to move on with the process of normalisation."

Rao made the remarks while addressing a joint news conference with Bashir at the conclusion of their two-day talks yesterday.

She said the issue of the Mumbai attacks was of "critical importance" to India and she had talked "about matters relating to the 26/11 trial and the pending issues relating to it" during her discussions with Bashir.

The case had been placed before a duty judge at the last hearing scheduled for June 18.
On that occasion too, the case was adjourned without any proceedings.

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