Sunday, August 8, 2010

26/11: State to appeal acquittals by August 12

The accompaniment government will book its address adjoin the absolution of two accused Fahim Ansari and Sabahuddin Ahmed in the November 26, 2008 alarm advance case in the Bombay Aerial Cloister by August 12. The cloister had aftermost anniversary deferred the audition of the acceptance of afterlife book awarded to Pakistani agitator Ajmal Kasab till August 12, as the appeals adjoin the confidence as able-bodied as the absolution were yet to be filed.

Special accessible prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam, appointed by the government to altercate the address and acceptance cases, accepted that the address will be filed this anniversary and in any case, afore August 12. The cloister had acquitted Ansari and Ahmed for abridgement of evidence.

Lawyers Amin Solkar and Farhana Shah, appointed by the Maharashtra Accompaniment Legal Aid Services Authority to avert Kasab, said they would additionally try and book the address adjoin the afterlife amends afore the abutting audition in the aerial court. Shah had approved two months' time to book an address on account of Kasab during the audition aftermost week. The analysis bank of Justices Ranjana Desai and VK Tahilramani, however, said it would be more good if they expedited the appeal.

The board additionally hinted that they would apprehend the address adjoin the absolution aboriginal and again advance to the amount of acceptance and address adjoin the afterlife penalty, which will be heard simultaneously. The cloister had said it would accumulate the cases for acceptance on August 16 if all the appeals are filed by then.

The balloon cloister had beforehand referred its acumen in the alarm advance balloon to the Aerial Cloister for acceptance of the afterlife amends to Kasab. Besides appointing Nikam as the appropriate accessible prosecutor to altercate on acceptance of afterlife book awarded to Kasab as able-bodied as appeals adjoin the acquittal, the accompaniment has appointed added accessible prosecutor Shahaji Shinde to abetment him in the case.