LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court indicted on Wednesday six members of a banned outfit in a case of an attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in 2009.

All the suspects pleaded not guilty and decided to contest the case during an in-camera hearing in Kot Lakhpat jail.

The suspects included Obaidullah, Javed Anwar, Ibrahim Khalil, Abdul Wahab, Zubair and Adnan Arshad. The first three suspects are on bail, while others are behind bars.

The court has already declared two suspects — Mohsin Rasheed and Abdul Rehman — proclaimed offenders in the case.

Presiding judge Chaudhry Azam summoned prosecution witnesses on June 30.

The alleged mastermind of the attack, Malik Ishaq, was killed in July last year during a shootout between personnel of the counter-terrorism department and militants who tried to get their leader freed from custody in Muzaffargarh.

Gulberg police had registered a case against Ishaq and others for their involvement in the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team.

A bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricketers came under a gun and grenade attack at Liberty Chowk, near Qaddafi Stadium, on March 3, 2009. Seven players and an assistant coach were wounded, while eight Pakistanis were killed in the attack.

Published in Dawn, June 23rd, 2016

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