Court verdict on Kasab on May 3

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Mumbai, Mar 31 (ANI): A Mumbai Special Court on Wednesday said it would announce the verdict on Ajmal Amir Kasab on May 3.

Over a year after the 26/11 attacks,case began in a special court here.

The trial of the lone Pakistani gunman Ajmal Kasab, and two Indians charged with taking part in the conspiracy concluded on Wednesday.

Special judge M L Tahaliyani would pronounce verdict on May 3.

The prosecution examined over 650 witnesses to prove their case that Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) carried out attacks by sending 10 terrorists from Karachi.

The court also examined four witnesses, including two from the elite National Security Guard (NSG) commandos, who led the teams in operations to fight the terrorists.

On February 26, 2008 police filed the chargesheet and the case was committed from magistrate's court to a sessions court on March 9, 2009.

A separate court was established in high security Arthur Road Central Jail to hear the case.

On April 17, Kasab had pleaded that he was a juvenile, but the court rejected his claim after examining prosecution witnesses and experts and ruled that he was above 20 years.

Earlier this month, Special public prosecutor Ujawal Nikam opened arguments and said there was evidence to suggest that the 26/11 attack was a state sponsored terrorism by Pakistan.(ANI)

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