A suspected Pakistani militant and his two Kashmiri accomplices have strongly objected to the remarks of a Delhi judge who likened them to Ajmal Amir Kasab who is facing trial in the Mumbai terror attacks.
The three have made a complaint before the District Judge seeking transfer of their case from the Special POTA court accusing the woman judge of being "prejudiced and biased".
"Ajmal Kasab is your brother, you all are of the same clan but now you are not owning him," were the remarks attributed to the judge by them.
Mohd Hassan, who hailed from Mandi district in Punjab province of Pakistan and Shafaquat Iqbal and Shabbir Ahmed of Doda in Jammu and Kashmir, alleged that the judge without any reason referred to 26/11 attacks and made other observations like -- "It is you who are trouble makers."
The accused, suspected to be LeT militants, filed separate affidavits, to point out "unwarranted" references made by the judge against them.
"You are lucky being inside jail otherwise you would have been dead" was another remark that they claimed in the affidavit was made by the judge.
"In view of the biased and prejudiced attitude of the trial court (judge), we do not have faith in her and we are hopeful that we will not be getting justice as trial court has reached the conclusion that we are guilty before the conclusion of the trial," their application, seeking transfer of their case, said.