Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam filed the draft charges before the special sessions court at the Arthur Road jail against Ajmal Kasav, Fahim Ansari and Sabahuddin Ahmed, the 35 wanted accused along with the nine killed attackers.
The charges include committing terrorist acts with an intent to subdue the government, striking terror, waging war, organising and imparting training in Pakistan with the object of attacking major cities of India, destabilising the Indian government through violence and subversive activities, weakening India"s economic might and more.
These charges will be tried under the Sections of the Indian Penal Code, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Explosive Substances Act, Explosives Act, Passport Act (Entry into India) among others.
This is the step that leads to the framing of charging in the judicial procedure.
The prosecution has presented evidence that will have an enormous impact on the case. Based on the Ajmal's confession the prosecution has developed an argument on the involvement of other accused such as Ansari and Sabahuddin. Mr. Nikam has also given details about the CallPhonex numbers used by the terrorists and their handlers, and details of Internet communication.