Court rejects Kasab's request to see X-ray plates
Mumbai, May 2 (ANI): A special court dismissed the plea of Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone survivor of Mumbai terror attacks, for permission to access the X-ray plates of his dental and bone tests to seek medical opinion regarding his age.
Earlier, a special court had ruled that Kasab is not a minor. The court ruling was based on ossification and blood tests submitted to it. The reports claimed that Kasab is aged above 20 years.
Rejecting the plea of the accused, Judge M L Tahiliyani held that this opportunity was given to Kasab's lawyer Abbas Kazmi, but he did not opt for it then.
The court had earlier allowed Kazmi to call an expert to examine 16 X-ray plates presented by the prosecution regarding ossification and dental tests of the accused.
Kazmi contended that in such vital cases, the apex court allows the accused to examine the X-rays by medical experts.
However, special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam opposed his plea saying it cannot be allowed at this point in time. He further blamed that the accused was trying to delay the trial. (ANI)