Pakistan

Court charges six over Sri Lanka cricket team attack

LAHORE: An Anti-Terrorist Court (ATC) has leveled charges against six men for attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team, ARY News reported.

The case was being heard by Justice Chaudhry Azam inside the Kot Lakhpat jail where the trial is underway.

Three suspects named Zubair, Abdul Wahab and Adnan Rasheed are currently in jail, whereas the rest named Abdullah, Javed Anwar and Ibrahim Khalil are currently on bail. Two suspects named Mohsin Rasheed and Abdur Rehman have been declared absconders.

The court has asked eyewitnesses to record their final statements by 30th June.

The attack took place on 4th March 2009, when a bus carrying Sri Lankan cricketers came under attack by unknown gunman near the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Six members of the Sri Lanka cricket team were injured, while six Pakistani policemen and two civilians were killed in the attack.

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