Amir will not go undefended: chief justice

December 18th, 2008 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) Mohammed Ajmal Amir, the lone terrorist captured during the Mumbai attack, will not go undefended, says Chief Justice of India K.G. Balakrishnan.”I don’t think he will go undefended. Even for helping the court for a proper trial, assistance of a lawyer is required,” Balakrishnan told the NDTV channel in an exclusive interview.

“What is the role he has played will come to light if there is a fair trial. Somebody will have to defend. It shall not be one way traffic,” he said, according to an NDTV release Wedensday.

Commenting on the legal measures to counter terror, the chief justice said: “We should have strong laws. But it should take care of human values… Strict law is good. I am in favour of it. But how the law should be… it is for the parliament to discuss and deliberate.”

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