Monday, January 17, 2011

26/11: HC reserves order on Kasab's appeal against death sentence

After hearing arguments for three months, the Bombay High Court on Monday reserved till February 7 its order on the appeal filed by Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab against the death sentence awarded to him for his role in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
Justice Ranjana Desai and Justice R V More also reserved order on an appeal filed by the Maharashtra Government challenging the acquittal of LeT suspects Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed, who were charged with providing maps of targets to terrorists.

The arguments concluded today after which the judges reserved judgement.

Court room no. 49 on the second floor of the high court building, where the arguments were held from October 18, had turned into a fortress with tight security. Every day sniffer dogs came to look for suspicious objects. Journalists and lawyers were given identity cards and entry was strictly regulated.

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