ATC dismisses case against Ajmal Kasab

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RAWALPINDI – Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Rawalpindi on Saturday dismissed the application of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to declare Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving attacker and Faheem Ansari as proclaimed offenders in the Mumbai attacks case. The hearing of the case was held in the court of ATC Judge, Rana Nisar Ahmed Khan at Adiala Jail Rawalpindi.
The prosecutors Chaudhry Zulfiqar and Chaudhry Azhar had urged the judge to declare the accused as fugitives. They said the cases against 7 other accused arrested in the Mumbai attacks case were pending as Kasab was not appearing before the court. The next hearing of the case would be held on April 9.
The FIA had filed a petition in April last year with the Lahore High Court (LHC) Rawalpindi bench after the anti-terrorism court then refused to declare Kasab and Ansari as proclaimed offenders. The bench had directed FIA to approach the trial court in this regard.