Court for Headley's presence, non-bailable warrants against Pak Army officials
The court also issued non-bailable warrants (NBW) against Pakistan Army officials Major Iqbal and Major Sameer Ali, Al-Qaeda operative Illyas Kashmiri, Headley's handler Sajid Malik and former Pakistani Army officer Abdul Rehman Hashmi.
District Judge H S Sharma took cognizance of the chargesheet filed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) against all the nine accused for their alleged roles in various terror acts in the country.
"In view of facts contained in the report (chargesheet) under section 173 of the CrPC, 1973 and the documents placed on record, I take cognizance against accused one to accused nine. I would like to add that the prosecution is still in the process of collecting more evidence which is permissible under section 173 (8) of the CrPC.
"Process to procure the presence of accused one to accused four (Headley, Rana, Saeed and Lakhvi) be got issued for March 13, 2012. NBWs against accused five to accused nine (other accused) have already been issued for that day," the judge said.
The court also allowed the NIA's plea to issue a letter of request to the Kingdom of Morocco for judicial assistance.
"What the NIA intends to do is to investigate the matter i.e. to collect more evidence. Without having the assistance of the court or the
Be the first to comment.