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Mumbai Attack: Judgment day for Kasab

>> Monday, May 3, 2010

MUMBAI: On Monday, adjudicator M L Tahaliyani will accent a adjudication in the better alarm balloon the burghal has witnessed in contempo times. In the box will be Ajmal Amir Kasab, the Pakistani apache answerable with the deaths of 166 Indians and foreigners. Along with him, his two Indian co-accused -- Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Shaikh -- will additionally apperceive their fate.

The case has aggregate a abundance of affirmation adjoin Kasab and presented able arguments that are able of sending him to the gallows. Special prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam has answerable Kasab with not aloof the bent acts of killing and abasing array of innocent people, but has termed him accusable of the absolute cabal that went into planning and active the afraid attack.

Nikam has argued that Kasab is a awful accomplished and motivated affiliate of the Pakistani alarm accouterments Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) who underwent months of training in weapons and intelligence so he could assassinate the acceptable advance on Mumbai. Nikam has additionally relied on array of attestant testimonies in a bid to authorize Kasab's role in the killing of innocents at CST and Cama Hospital, the gunning bottomward of chief policemen in Badruddin Tyabji Lane and the final gunbattle at Marine Drive.

The prosecution's capital altercation has been that Kasab is a barbarous analgesic whose answerability has been accustomed both through animal accounts of the night of November 26, 2008, as able-bodied as argumentative affirmation in the anatomy of DNA reports.

The case adjoin Ansari and Shaikh revolves about Kasab's acknowledgment to cloister R V Sawant Waghule in February 2009. Kasab had said that the duo supplied maps of Mumbai to LeT bosses. Thus, they gave logistical abutment to backpack out the attack.

In his defence, Kasab has maintained that he was an innocent Pakistani who was best up several canicule above-mentioned to the attack. He has insisted that the agitator bent on CCTV is not him but a lookalike. He additionally rubbished all attestant testimonies as accomplished and accustomed at the bidding of badge officials.

Both Ansari and Shaikh accept denied all wrongdoing. Their capital altercation is why would the LeT await aloft awkward maps allegedly supplied by them back far added adult versions were calmly accessible on the internet. Afterwards the arrest of American David Coleman Headley, they additionally argued that recce assignment for the advance was done by him and they had been affected needlessly in the case.

In September 2006, afterwards 13 years of arguments, the Tada cloister had amorphous giving its verdicts in the 1993 consecutive blasts case. It was the aftermost above balloon in contempo times.

Headley agency

Fahim Ansari's and Sabauddin Ahmed's defence has said that arrested US doubtable David Headley has accepted to analysis targets for the 26/11 attacks. Therefore, they claim, their audience are innocent. However, the case has arguable that Headley was not the alone one authoritative maps.


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