Kasab’s lawyer to challenge removal from Islamic Gymkhana

May 17th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI  

Mumbai, May 17 (ANI): Advocate Abbas Kazmi, who represent Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist of Mumbai terror attacks, today said that he would move to court to challenge the controversial decision of Islamic Gymkhana of removing him as itstrustee, saying that defending a criminal is against the teachings of Islam.

Kazmi said the decision is totally illegal.

Kazmi’s appointment as a trustee of the Islamic Gymkhana was terminated in April on the ground of defending terrorist.

Gymkhana had sent Kazmi a letter saying, “You have agreed to defend the most dreaded terrorist Kasab. This is against the essence of Islam and there is no place for terrorism in Islam. To maintain Gymkhana’s integrity, your trusteeship is being terminated.”

However Kazmi said the Gymkhana is not a Muslim body but an association of persons.

“I am performing my professional duty. The court has appointed me to take up Kasab’s case and I have followed the directive,” he added.

Kazmi, a private lawyer has been appointed to defend Kasab as per Indian law on April 16.

He is well-known name in the legal circle and is a member of the Sessions Bar Council. (ANI)

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