islamabad - A Special Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Islamabad yesterday expressed its annoyance over absence of a Director of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in Mumbai attack case.

ATC judge Sohail Ikram conducted hearing of the case and also expressed his displeasure for not submitting the report related to Indian witnesses in the case.

During the hearing, the judge asked that why FIA had not submitted its report regarding the Indian witnesses.

Later, giving the last chance to FIA Director, the ATC judge summoned him to appear before the court on the next hearing and adjourned the proceedings till December 21.

In this matter, operational commander of banned outfit Lashkar-e-Tayyaba (LeT) Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, Hamad Amin Sadiq, Shahid Jameel Riaz, Jamil Ahmed, Younis Anjum, Abdul Wajid and Mazhar Iqbal have been charged with planning and executing the Mumbai attack in November, 2008 that left 166 people dead. The case has been pending since 2009. 

Later, Sufayan Zafar was also arrested for allegedly supplying nearly Rs 4 million to the LeT men who carried out the attack. Now Sufyan is also in Adiala jail along with other accused while Lakhvi, the alleged mastermind of the attack, is living at an undisclosed location after being released from jail on bail over a year ago.