26/11 suspect held in Pakistan

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Pakistan’s anti-terror court handed over 2008 Mumbai terror attack suspect Sufiyan Zafar to the Federal Investigative Agency for three-day custody here on Friday for questioning. Zafar, from central Punjab, is accused of facilitating funds and equipment transfers to Mumbai attacker Ajmal Kasab and his associates.

Zafar was on the run for the last seven years and was arrested a day after Union home minister Rajnath Singh demanded the “strongest action” against perpetrators of the Mumbai and Pathankot attacks at a SAARC ministerial conference in Islamabad this month.

The key suspect in the case, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, went underground following his release on bail from jail a year ago. The bail pleas for other six suspects, Abdul Wajid, Mazhar Iqbal, Hamad Amin Sadiq, Shahid Jameel Riaz, Jamil Ahmed and Younis Anjum were rejected several times in the past.

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