Kasab''s lawyer found him in "wavering" frame of mind

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Mumbai, Feb 21 (PTI) Amin Solkar, the senior lawyerwho defended Ajmal Kasab in the 26/11 case, today said it wasa challenging job for him to take the brief of the Pakistaniterrorist, whom he frequently found in a "wavering frame ofmind".

"I found Kasab in a wavering frame of mind....in theinitial stage of every legal interview he appeared to be calmand polite but as it went on he would go wild and just walkoff," Solkar told PTI over phone from Seoul in South Korea,where he is on a holiday.

In the first interview, Kasab had expressed his desireto interact with other convicts similarly placed like him andwanted to read about the outside world, which was refused bythe court, Solkar said, adding his irritability was possiblythe outcome of solitary confinement.

"In one of the interviews, Kasab spoke about hisfamily in Pakistan and then went silent," Solkar said.

During arguments, Solkar said he tried to impressupon the High Court that Kasab was not a part of theconspiracy with the other terrorists who were holed up atHotels Taj, Trident and Nariman House during the attacks.

The prosecution had produced recorded telephonic talksbetween terrorists and their handlers in Pakistan which didnot name Kasab although they indicated that others were giveninstructions on how to proceed in the attack, he said.

"I vehemently put forth that the prosecution evidenceproduced in the court on attacks at Cama Hospital and GirgaumChowpatty are very doubtful giving rise to suspicion aboutKasab''s involvement," Solkar said. .

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