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'Pakistan should conduct open trial in 26/11 case'

india Updated: Oct 02, 2009 16:20 IST
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Special Public Prosecutor in the 26/11 terror attack case Ujjwal Nikam on Friday demanded that the Pakistani court should conduct an open trial in the case, slated to begin there on Saturday.

Talking to PTI in Vadodra, Nikam said "the trial in 26/11 case is being conducted in an open court in Mumbai then what prevents Pakistan from not doing so?" he asked.

Criticising statements coming from Pakistan that Indian Government has not provided enough evidences to arrest Hafiz Mohammed Saeed, the main accused in the case, Nikam said it was for Pakistani agencies to investigate the case after India had provided six dossiers to the neighbouring country.

Open trial in the case makes it more transparent and does not leave any ground for raising doubt over credibility and reliability of trial in the court, Nikam said.

Enough security has been provided for conducting the open trial in the case in Mumbai, he pointed out.

Nikam was in the city to inaugurate a three-day national law fest organised by the Faculty of Law of Maharaja Sayajirao University and Baroda Legal School, in which budding lawyers from 27 law colleges across the country are participating.

He said that the trial has reached its fag end and prosecution's argument in the 26/11 case is expected to be over by end of this month. This will be followed by the defence side putting up their case, he said.