- Mar 24, 2009
Lets discuss the trials and new related to the trial of the accused in the 26/11 terror attacks.
The trial in the Mumbai terror attacks case began on Friday with the prosecution opening its case against arrested gunman Mohammed Ajmal
Amir Kasab and two others, PTI reported.
Special public prosecutor Ujwal Nikam opened the arguments against Kasab, Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed for their alleged involvement in the 26/11 attack case in which 183 people were killed.
The court had on Thursday appointed a lawyer for Kasab paving the way for the start of the trial in the case.
Kasab and two others have been booked in 12 cases related to the terror strikes.
On Thursday, Ujwal Nikam said that Kasab could now be tried for 166 counts of murder.
Nikam told the special sessions court that Kasab is responsible for the murder of 166 persons who lost their lives in the three-day terror carnage on November 26 and thus the charge under Section 302 of IPC is required to be framed against him 166 times.
"Even though Kasab was actually not present at the time of the firing incidents in hotels Taj and Trident, and Nariman House, he can be held liable for the murders as one of the co-conspirators," Nikam said.
Kasabï¿½s trial is long awaited since the Mumbai police filed a voluminous charge sheet of over 11,000 pages.
Kasab, who on Thursday got a new lawyer S G Abbas Kazmi, has asked for a Pakistani lawyer to defend him after the judge on Wednesday removed Anjali Waghmare as his counsel on a complaint of professional misconduct.
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