The prosecution, in the last hearing on December 23, had filed an application in the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Islamabad, seeking formation of a commission to examine the boat 'Al-Fauz' used by the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists so that the boat could be made 'case property'.
"Today the ATC held the hearing at the Adiala Jail Rawalpindi. Both prosecution and defence presented arguments on the matter and the court reserved its verdict," a court official said.
"The court may announce its verdict before the next hearing," he said. The court adjourned the hearing till January 13. Al-Fauz is in the custody of the Pakistani authorities in the port city of Karachi, from where the 10 militants, armed with AK-47 assault rifles and hand grenades, had left for India to carry out the Mumbai attack in 2008.
According to the Federal Investigation Agency, the attackers used three boats including Al Fauz to reach Mumbai from Karachi.
It said the security agencies had also traced the shop and its owner from where the culprits bought the engine and the boat while a bank and a money exchange company were also
traced which were used for the transaction of money.
The 10 LeT militants had left Karachi on the boat on November 23, 2008. En route, they hijacked another boat, killing four of its crew. They allegedly forced the vessels's captain to take them close to the India shores. The captain was killed when the vessel reached Mumbai's coast.


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