Kasab's confessional statement presented before Pak Supreme Court

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Islamabad, May 12 (ANI): The confessional statement of Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving gunman of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks was presented before the Pakistan Supreme Court.

Khawaja Sultan Ahmed, lawyer for Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a suspect in the Mumbai terrorist attacks case, presented the statement on Tuesday before a three-member SC bench - comprising Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

The apex court bench adjourned the hearing for two weeks after receiving Kasab's statement, which is in English and Hindi.

The court observed that it required time to go through the long confessional statement, the Daily Times reports.

The bench was hearing an appeal filed by Lakhvi, one of the seven suspects being tried by an anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi.

In his confessional statement, Kasab named Lakhvi as the ringleader in connection with the Mumbai terror attacks.

Ahmed however argued that Kasab's confessional statement had no legal value in Pakistan.

"The statement was not given in a Pakistani court, so Lakhvi cannot be named as a co-accused in the case or be tried," he said. (ANI)

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