26/11: Ajamal Kasab to plea against death penalty

Posted By: Abdul Nisar
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Ajmal Kasab
Mumbai, Sep 19: The Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab's lawyers are getting ready to file an appeal in the Bombay High Court on Sep third week challenging the death penalty awarded to him for his role in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

The advocate Amin Solkar, appointed by the Maharashtra Legal Aid Committee on a directive of the High Court to defend Kasab, told the media that they are preparing the appeal for Kasab.

"The appeal has been drafted and is in final stages of preparation. We are giving finishing touches," said Amin Solkar.

The High Court will hear the matter pertaining to confirmation of death sentence awarded by the trial court to Kasab on Monday, Sep 20. A division bench may fix a schedule for a day-to-day hearing of the confirmation matter along with appeals of the state government and Kasab. This is expected to take about three months to conclude.

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