Kasab's paper to come before HC after 3 months
Mumbai, May 9: Special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said that the process of forwarding case papers and judgement of 26/11 special court to the Bombay High Court to confirm the death penalty sentenced to Kasab could take atleast 3 months.
The 1522-page judgement, proceedings of the trial, evidence provided by witnesses and their statements on affidavits including the original copies of exhibits and documents submitted by prosecution would be compiled in a 'paper book' and sent to the High Court.
The paper book, which is in typed format would be forwarded to the High Court by the end of May, following which the contents will be printed by the High Court staff.
In a news agency report, Nikam said that the entire exercise will take atleast three months.
The High Court would be able to decide on the matter and confirm the death penalty against Ajmal Amir Kasab, only after the 'paper book' is ready.
While Kasab can file a petition against the death penalty in the High Court within 30 days of the sentencing, the government can too can appeal against the acquittal of co-accused Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed.
In such case, the High Court would hear the issues simultaneously.