Kasab gets a lawyer

March 30th, 2009 - 8:22 pm ICT by ANI  

Mumbai, March 30 (ANI): A special court here today appointed Anjali Waghmare as the new lawyer for Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone terrorist captured alive in the Mumbai terror attacks last year.

Waghmare, who is a lawyer from the state legal aid cell, will now represent Kasab.

Kasab, during an earlier court hearing on March 23, had said he wanted a lawyer to represent him during the trial and was ready to accept a government-appointed lawyer.

During the hearing, Kasab had also accepted the fact that he hailed from Faridkot in Pakistan.

Earlier, Mumbai Police sent a chargesheet against Kasab to the Home Ministry. The chargesheet includes the answer to how the boat was hijacked in Gujarat.

It also includes Kasab’s confession and transcripts of the conversations by attackers during the Mumbai attacks.

Mumbai police had filed an 11,500-page chargesheet in the terror attacks on February 25 in the Qila court. It had mentioned the names of Kasab and 44 others (including nine killed attackers) involved in the terror attack that claimed over 180 lives.

The chargesheet named LeT as the mastermind behind the attacks. (ANI)

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