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Saeed, Lakhvi Involved In 26/11 Conspiracy, Says Judge

Mumbai: The special court, which convicted lone surviving Pakistani gunman Ajmal Kasab in the 26/11 terror attack case, held that 20 of the wanted accused, including terror mastermind Hafeez Saeed and Zaki-ur-Lakhvi, were also involved
PTI May 03, 2010 17:35 IST
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Mumbai: The special court, which convicted lone surviving Pakistani gunman Ajmal Kasab in the 26/11 terror attack case, held that 20 of the wanted accused, including terror mastermind Hafeez Saeed and Zaki-ur-Lakhvi, were also involved in the conspiracy.

20 of the wanted accused were involved in hatching the conspiracy of the terror attack, special Judge M L Tahilyani said.

The court today convicted Kasab for waging war against the nation, conspiracy, murder of 166 persons and other charges.

The prosecution had in its over 10,000-page chargesheet named 35 persons from Pakistan as wanted accused in the case.

Apart from Saeed, chief of terror group Lashar-e-Taiba and Lakhvi, the 20 wanted accused who have been held responsible for their involvement in the attack include other LeT operatives like Abu Hamza, Abu Kaahfa, Zarar Shah and Abu Al Kama.

It also includes one Major General Saab, who according to the prosecution, is a retired general of the Pakistan Army and was present during the training of the 10 terrorists who had attacked Mumbai.

'The 20 wanted accused were involved in hatching the conspiracy and preparations and training of the 10 terrorists," the court said. PTI