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Blast convict wants to auction kidney

india Updated: Mar 24, 2010 23:50 IST
Vignesh Iyer

Auto-rickshaw driver Haneef Sayeed (46) wants to auction one of his kidneys to pay his lawyer for challenging his and his wife Fehmida Sayeed’s conviction in the 2003 Gateway of India-Zaveri Bazar bomb blasts.

The couple is on death row after a special anti-terrorism court found them guilty of planting the bombs that killed 56 people. In a three-page letter in English to his lawyer, Sushan Kunjuraman, Sayeed has requested that the Bombay High Court’s permission be sought in this regard. “I will move the HC in a few days,” Kunjuraman, who received the letter 10 days ago, told HT.

Sayeed, currently in the Nagpur central jail, says in his letter, “I am very serious because I don’t have money to pay the lawyer’s fees for my and my wife’s appeal...”