Mumbai, Apr 6: The trail of Mohammed Ajmal Kasab aka Azam Amir Kasav, the lone terrorist captured in the Mumbai terror attacks last year, will begin from Apr 15. The trial will begin at Arthur Road central jail. Kasav had asked the court to allow him to meet Anjali Waghmare, the lawyer appointed by the court in his defence.
On Sunday, Apr 5 Kasav's trial was put on hold by a week, as the construction of the special court in the jail premises was not yet over.
"The construction of court's slab is still on and the work is expected to be completed in six to seven days," special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said.
Jail authorities were informed by the Public Works Department (PWD) that the construction work, that began last month, would be over soon.
Only then PWD will be able to hand over the court premises to the jail authorities. A portion of the jail has been segregated for Kasav's cell and the court. The authorities have built a bomb-proof tunnel between Kasav's cell and the court to allow Kasab direct access to the court from the prison.
Earlier TADA court, which conducted the 1993 bomb blast trial, was housed here.