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26/11 trial completes 100 days

mumbai Updated: Sep 11, 2009 22:34 IST

Altogether 189 witnesses, including FBI officers and technical experts from USA, have deposed before a special court conducting the 26/11 Mumbai attack trial, which completed 100 days on Friday.

"We have made remarkable progress since the trial began on April 15," special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam told PTI.

About 35 witnesses, including ballistic experts and legal chemical analysis, are expected to depose before the court this month, he said.

The prosecution would conclude recording of evidence by the end of this month, Nikam said, adding that the court would then hear the arguments of both sides before giving verdict.

The witnesses have tendered evidence in regard to the murder of navigator of Kuber boat in which 10 terrorists came from Karachi to Mumbai on November 26 last, police encounter at Girgaum Chowpatty in which terrorist Abu Ismail was killed, CST firing, Cama hospital firing, murder of three senior police officers near Metro Cinema and theft of a Skoda car used in the Mumbai attacks.

The prosecution now has to adduce technical evidence and examine witnesses to prove the incidents at Hotels Taj and Oberoi and Nariman House in South Mumbai.

Lone surviving gunman Ajmal Kasab is facing the trial along with two Indians, Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed, charged with participating in conspiracy and killing 166 persons in the terror attacks.