Court records Kasab, two others statements
Mumbai, Feb 24: In the latest update on the 26/11 trial, the Court has recorded the statements of Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving Pakistani gunmen, along with the two Indian accused, Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed on Wednesday Feb 24.
Kasab along with Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed has cited ignorance about the persons involved in carrying the bodies of the victims from terror sites to hospitals.
Judge M L Tahaliyani was told by the three accused that they were unaware that the 'panchanamas" of the bodies were conducted by the independent witnesses.
The three accused who were responding to the questions in 43 affidavits of witnesses filed by the prosecution said that they had no knowledge that the police had sent the blood samples of deceased victims to the forensic laboratories for chemical analysis.
The accused were asked to respond to the evidences put forward by witnesses which were adduced by affidavits.
During the cross examination Kasab"s lawyer K.P. Pawar was told by a witness that the blood samples collected from bodies of slain policemen Hemant Karkare, Ashok Kamte and Vijay Salaskar on Dec 5, 2008 was handed over to a forensic laboratory here by him on the next day.
However, he failed to explain why the blood samples were given to the forensic laboratory only a day after its was collected.
The Court after closing the recording of the evidence scheduled date of the final arguments to March 9.