26/11 chargesheet to be filed today

February 25th, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI  

Mumbai, Feb 25 (ANI): The Mumbai Police is all set to file an approximately 5,000-page chargesheet into the 26/11 terror attacks on Wednesday.
“The nearly 5000-page chargesheet is ready and will be filed before a Metropolitan Magistrate,” special public prosecutor Ujwal Nikam said without revealing any further details. The case would be later presented to a Special court of M L Tahilyani.
The chargesheet will be in English, Marathi and Urdu languages, officials said.
The detailed chargesheet will include the reports and forensic examination conducted by the FBI, which had been working along with the Central Security agencies in the case.
Besides Mohammad Ajmal Amir Iman Kasab, the lone survivor terrorist in Mumbai attacks and nine other Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists, twenty more wanted accused are likely to be named in the chargesheet.
These twenty accused are believed to be hiding in Pakistan and include Yousuf Muzzamil and Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, the mastermind of the 26/11 carnage.
Kasab will face numerous charges under the Indian Penal Code ranging from waging war against a foreign country and murder. He is also being charged under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.
He and his associate Mohammed Ismail Khan had allegedly gunned down ATS chief Hemant Karkare, DIG Ashok Kamte and encounter specialist Ashok Kamte in an encounter near the Cama hospital, besides killing commuters at CST station.
The chargesheet will also present Kasab’’s conversation with Pakistani handlers, his interrogation report and eyewitness accounts.
The names of the wanted accused will figure in column two of the chargesheet (those who could not be brought for trial), which will enable the police to seek a non-bailable warrant against them and subsequently an Interpol Red Corner Notice.
Kasab, along with nine others, came through the sea route into the Indian waters, and indulged in shooting at various places including Taj Mahal Hotel, Nariman House, Oberoi hotel and VT station on November 26 last year, that resulted in killing of more than 180 people besides injuries to hundred others. (ANI)

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