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Court to give ruling on 26/11 accused Kasab's statement

The special court conducting the 26/11 terror attack trial will give its ruling today whether it would accept lone surviving gunman Mohammad Ajmal Kasab's statement admitting his guilt.

india Updated: Jul 25, 2009 19:21 IST

The special court conducting the 26/11 terror attack trial will give its ruling on Thursday whether it would accept lone surviving gunman Mohammad Ajmal Kasab's statement admitting his guilt.

Special Judge M L Tahilyani today said that the court will give its ruling on the statement today.

Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam argued that the court may accept Kasab's confession but should allow the
prosecution to submit further evidence in the case, as Kasab has not made a full disclosure about his role in the terror
attacks.

"The prosecution has to establish before the court why Mumbai was targeted why foreigners were attacked and has to
also expose the infrastructure and operations of LeT."

He said if granted permission by the court, the prosecution would complete the trial by August-end.

Nikam also told the court that a team of experts from abroad is yet to be examined in the case.

"If the Pakistan government is serious about combating terrorism then it can use this evidence in a court there as
there is a provision for the same in Pakistan's Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC)," Nikam told reporters outside court.

Defence lawyer Abbas Kazmi said it is up to the court to decide whether to accept the Pakistani gunman's statement.