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Investigators, lawyers delay Mumbai prosecution visit

Investigators and lawyers on Tuesday delayed plans to visit India to gather more evidence for the prosecution of seven suspects linked to the 2008 Mumbai attacks until later this month. The visit was scheduled between February 1 and February 10 in a bid to cross-examine witnesses to the carnage that killed 166 people. Khwaja Harris Ahmad, counsel for alleged mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, made a formal request in court to delay the visit until after February 12.
That date marks the end of the traditional Muslim 40-day mourning period for his father, whom Ahmad has asked to replace as Lakhvi’s lawyer. “I also submitted my travel documents in the court today to join the panel whenever it embarks on visit to India,” said Harris. Ahmad said there would be further updates about the visit when the anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi resumes its hearing on February 11.



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