Kasab’s lawyer seeks time as Kasab demands chargesheet in Urdu

April 21st, 2009 - 10:07 pm ICT by ANI  

Mumbai, Apr. 21 (ANI): Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving gunman arrested in the Mumbai terror attacks, through his advocate has demanded an Urdu copy of the chargesheet filed against him.

His advocate Abbas Kazmi, who was appointed by the court last week, sought four weeks’ time to study the case and reply to the draft charges proposed by the prosecution.

Even earlier, Pakistan-origin Kasab had made a similar demand from the prosecution, citing lack of ability to decipher Marathi or English languages.

On Monday, the prosecution had proposed 312 charges against Kasab and two others for their alleged role in the Mumbai terror strikes.

Special public prosecutor Ujwal Nikam requested the court to order a probe to find out the actual age of Kasab, who claims to be a juvenile.

Kasab’s lawyer didn’t have any objection for the same.

So far, Kasab’s age claims have been rejected by special judge M L Tahilyani.

Next hearing in the case is scheduled for Wednesday.

Also on Tuesday, another accused, Sabauddin Ahmed claimed that he had been subjected to third degree torture methods by some police officers, who he urged should be dismissal of the concerned police officials.

He also demanded that two FBI officials, who had allegedly interrogated him, should be arrested.

Special judge Tahilyani has asked the police to file its reply to Sabauddin’s application. (ANI)

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