United RS Flays Pak for Delays in Prosecution

Published: 23rd December 2014 05:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd December 2014 05:59 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: The Rajya Sabha on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution expressing grave concern over delays in prosecution of Mumbai terror attacks accused Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.

Moving the resolution, Chairman Hamid Ansari criticised the apathetic attitude of the Pakistan government, which resulted in the grant of bail to the 26/11 mastermind.

“This House notes that this (grant of bail) has happened just one day after the tragic killing of innocent children and other persons in Peshawar,” the resolution said. “This House calls upon the government of Pakistan to proceed strongly with its declared intention to appeal against the bail judgment, and ensure that no perpetrator of terrorist activities is allowed to go unpunished.”

Meanwhile, the Pakistan government on Monday failed to file a plea challenging the bail to Lakhvi. The prosecution, which was supposed to challenge the Islamabad Anti-Terrorism Court’s (ATC) decision to grant bail to Lakhvi, could not do so as it failed to get a copy of the ATC’s order.

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