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Kasab gets lawyer. Finally

With these words, Anjali Waghmare (40) told the court on Wednesday that she would represent Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving 26/11 attacker. The trial starts on April 6.

india Updated: Apr 02, 2009 01:40 IST
Vignesh Iyer

With these words, Anjali Waghmare (40) told the court on Wednesday that she would represent Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving 26/11 attacker. The trial starts on April 6.

Waghmare arrived at the sessions court in Fort escorted by four men in grey-coloured safari suits and carrying 9 mm sub-machine guns.

Later, Waghmare told the media that as long as the government would provide her adequate security, she has no problems representing Kasab. “I look for a fair and speedy trial,” she said.

After a group of Shiv Sainiks attacked her house in Worli on Monday night, the police have given the lawyer ‘Z’ category security – the second highest level of security in the country.

“Now the dust seems to be settling down,” special judge M.L. Tahilyani said in response to Waghmare’s decision.

The special court has appointed another lawyer, K.P. Pawar, to assist Waghmare. Pawar is also a member of the state’s legal aid panel. “Rules allow for [appointment of] a second lawyer when the case involves a question of life in jail or a death sentence,” Tahilyani said. Pawar has also been provided with a security cover of four armed police constables.

Pawar refused to speak to the media saying he feared he would be attacked.