Court gives bail to SL cricket team attack suspect Karachi

(Reuters) A Pakistani court has released on bail Muhammad Ebrahim, a suspect charged with involvement in the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore in March 2009.

An anti-terrorism court yesterday directed Ebrahim to furnish a bail bond of Rs 100,000 and a personal surety while free Ebrahim contended he was implicated in the case and that he had no criminal record. He said the main accused had already been granted bail by the Supreme Court and, therefore, he too had attained the statutory right of bail.

The prosecution alleged Ebrahim, along with Qari Wahab alias Umar Draz, Muhammad Zubair, Naik Muhammad, Malik Ishaq, Muhammad Mohsin and Muhammad Ashfaq attacked the bus of the Sri Lankan team with AK-47 rifles, rockets and grenades. At least six policemen were killed and as many Sri Lankan players, the bus driver and an assistant coach were injured in the attack.

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