26/11 accused Kasab's statement to be recorded on Friday

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Mumbai, Dec 17 (ANI): The prosecution in the 26/11 special trial Court in Mumbai finally closed the case on Wednesday, after hearing around six hundred witnesses for a period of over seven months.

Ten gunmen had landed on Mumbai shores by boats at sunset on November 26, 2008 and fired randomly inside a railway station, a Jewish settlement, a cafe and two luxury hotels.

Several people were held hostage for the next three days and at least 166 died and over 304 were injured, before commandoes smoked out the last of the terrorists on November 28 last year.

Additional Commissioner of Police Dewan Bharati and Assistant Commissioner of Police Ashok Duraphe were the two last witnesses to be heard in the 26/11 special trial court on Wednesday.

Standing trial is the lone surviving Pakistani gunman from the Mumbai carnage Mohd Ajmal Amir Kasab and two Indian nationals Faheem Ansari and Sabahuddin Sheikh.

Special judge M L Tahaliyani is expected to record the statements of Kasab on Friday (December 18).

Kasab's lawyer asked for some favours on account of Kasab's health ground on Wednesday; but Kasab, who was present in the court to hear the proceedings, appeared to be disinterested and said he had no problems in recording his statement.

Ujjwal Nikam, the public prosecutor in the case requested the case to issue a rogatory letter with respect to the two terror suspects David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Rana, who are currently in custody of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and being tried by a US court. (ANI)

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