26/11 trial adjourned till Feb 22

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Mumbai, Feb 20: In the latest development on the 26/11 trial, the hearing of the case have been adjourned till Feb 22, as the prosecution have sought permission to submit the evidence of 44 more formal witnesses in the form of affidavits.

"The list of witnesses include inquest panch, carriers of FSL reports and dead bodies from the terror site to the hospitals," special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said.

Stating that an order on the prosecutor's application will be passed on Monday, Feb 22, special judge ML Tahilyani said that the nature of the evidence will be taken into consideration before passing the order.

Meanwhile, Faheem Ansari, one of the accused in the case has appealed for bail on Saturday, Feb 20, stating that the dead of his advocate Shahid Azmi has left him without a lawyer.

In his bail plea, Faheem sought his release on the ground that he needs to look for a lawyer as none were ready to take up his case.

The prosecution has been asked by the Court to file their reply to this affect by Monday, Feb 22.

However, Shahid Azmi's junior Saba Qureshi told the court that she was willing to take up the case if Faheem agrees to it.

The hearing of the final arguments of both the prosecution and defence will be held in the first week of March.

Ajmal Kasab, Faheem and Sabauddin Ahmed are being tried for their involvement in the Mumbai terror attacks which claimed 166 lives and left 304 people injured.

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