Lahore, Jan. 31 (PTI): Pakistani authorities have 161 witnesses and incriminating material to nail Lashkar-e-Toiba operations commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six other suspects in the Mumbai terror attack case, a senior government law official has said.
We have 161 witnesses and incriminating material to prove the involvement of Lakhvi and the other accused in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, special public prosecutor Malik Rab Nawaz Noon told reporters. He rejected the defence counsels questioning of the validity of Ajmal Kasabs confessions in India, saying these were received through proper government-to-government channels.
Lakhvi has said the proceedings against him should be quashed and he should be acquitted under Section 265 K of Pakistans Code of Criminal Procedure on the ground that there is no evidence or witness against him.
Visakhapatnam (PTI): Eleven people were feared drowned after a boat capsized in Tandava reservoir in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. It is the second such incident in the state in two days. Fourteen people were returning in the boat after worshipping a local deity when the boat capsized.
Calcutta: The CPM has called a bandh in the Madhyamgram municipal area, on the northern outskirts of Calcutta, on Monday after clashes with Trinamul over a school committees elections. The clashes started as it emerged that the polls had ended in a 3-3 tie. The CPM had won 4-2 the last time.
Mumbai (PTI) : Robbers broke into actress Rakhi Gulzars Bandra home and escaped with cash and gold worth Rs 7 lakh. Rakhi, who was not at home, discovered the theft on Saturday.