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Kasab given fair trial: State govt tells Supreme Court

delhi Updated: Feb 16, 2012 01:28 IST
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The state government on Wednesday refuted allegations that Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab wasn’t given a fair trial. Kasab is the sole convict in the November 26, 2008 Mumbai terror attack case and has challenged, in the before Supreme Court, the death sentence handed to him by the Bombay high court for his involvement in the attack.

In his appeal before the Supreme Court, Kasab claimed he wasn’t given a fair trial.

Former solicitor general Gopal Subramanium told the court that the Pakistani terrorist was neither tortured nor ill-treated. Placing his submission on behalf of the state government, Subramanium stated the death sentence handed to Kasab was within the permissible means of punishment.

“At no point was he tortured or ill-treated by authorities and there has been no denial of his constitutional rights,” he told the bench of justice Aftam Alam and justice CK Prasad.

The senior counsel recounted the entire sequence of events leading to the 26/11 attack, which was planned by the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in Pakistan and submitted that had Kasab not been caught alive, it would not have been possible to know that outsiders were involved in the massacre.

Senior advocate Raju Ramachandran, who has been appointed amicus curiae by the apex court to defend Kasab, had told the bench that he was not part of the larger conspiracy of waging war against the nation.