Kasab trial to begin today

March 23rd, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI  

Mumbai, Mar 23 (ANI): The trail of Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the lone terrorist captured in the Mumbai terror attacks last year, will begin before Special Judge M L Tahilyani here today.

Kasab will appear by video link from the Mumbai Jail when the hearing starts at the Sessions Court.

Earlier, Mumbai Police sent the chargesheet against Kasab to the Home Ministry. Police has also sent answers to the 30 questions asked by the Pakistan authorities.

It is now Centres prerogative to send reply to the Pakistan Government.

The chargesheet includes the answer to how the boat was hijacked in Gujarat.

It also includes Kasabs 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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