Pak panel examines Indian witnesses

An eight-member Pakistani judicial commission on Tuesday began cross-examination of Indian witnesses in the 26/11 terror attacks case in a magistrate court here. Seven people are being tried in connection with the case in Pakistan.

Policemen, with patrol dogs, kept a strict vigil on the court premises. Proceedings began early in the day, with special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam introducing the commission members and Indian witnesses: R V Sawant-Waghule, who recorded Ajmal Kasab’s confession, chief investigating officer Ramesh Mahale and two doctors who conducted post-mortem on nine Pakistani terrorists, who were gunned down by security forces.

This is the commission’s second visit to India. The team comprises two officers from Pakistan’s anti-terror court, two defence witnesses and a new special public prosecutor. The previous special public prosecutor was murdered.

This is the commission's second visit to India. During the first visit, they had examined the same witnesses.

Now, the witnesses are being cross-examined which was refused earlier. The process is expected to strengthen the case against LeT leader Zakiur Lakhvi and six others facing trial in Pakistan.

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