"The judge has permitted interviews for short duration of 10-15 minutes but it has to be conducted in the court itself and that too within the earshot of policemen and the court staff," his counsel Abbas Kazmi said.
When asked about how Kasab came across during his discussions with him, Kazmi said, "We talk only about the case and its legal aspects. He has never opened up or conveyed his feelings."
Kazmi claimed there was no evidence to show that Kasab was a habitual criminal. "He is like any other accused who is presumed to be innocent unless proved guilty," Kazmi said.
Asked about his strategy for defending Kasab, he said, "I will not open up my cards now. You will know when arguments begin."
On prosecution's move to file affidavits of 300 more witnesses instead of examining them personally, Kazmi said, "If that happens we may cross examine some of them if there is a need."