Mumbai, Jul 23: In spite of Ajmal Amir Kasab, the terrorist detained in India for involvement in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, pleading guilty and asking for the court to end the trial; the court on Thursday, Jul 23 said that the trial will continue.
According to the latest media reports, the special court noted that this is not the right time to end the trial and said that Kasab's confession statement will be considered at the appropriate time.
Defence Lawyer, Abbas Kazmi has offered to withdraw from the case citing that Kasab has lost confidence in him. However, Kasab denied this in the court.
The prime accused in the 2008 terror attacks, Ajmal Kasab's trail that has been going on for months now took a sudden turn when he confessed to his role in the attacks on Monday, Jul 20. After narrating the sequence of events that led to the attacks, he asked the court to end the trial and punish him.
On Wednesday, Jul 22 Kasab revealed that he had not confessed under any pressure which was contradictory to his lawyer's statements. He even asked the court to hang him as he was guilty, saying that he did not expect any leniency from the court.
The public prosecutor, Ujjwal Nikkam still maintains that this is all part of Kasab's clever plan to protect the others involved in the attacks.