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Accused’s lawyer wants to examine NIA chief

mumbai Updated: Feb 23, 2010 01:20 IST
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The lawyer of one of the accused in the 26/11 terror attacks case, Fahim Ansari, wants to examine National Investigation Agency chief S.C. Sinha and three others as his witnesses. Special Judge M.L. Tahaliyani will decide on Tuesday on whether to summon the Agency chief.

Fahim’s lawyer Ejaj Naqvi submitted an application on Monday seeking summons for Sinha, Gujarat DGP S.S. Khandwawala and two Mumbai residents — filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt’s son Rahul and his gym trainer, Vilas Warakh.

Naqvi argued that David Headley, a suspected Lashkar-e-Tayyeba operative now in US custody, had conducted a recce of the locations targeted on November 26, 2008. Hence, there was no need for another person to perform the same task, he said.

According to the prosecution case, Ansari had conducted a recce of city locations and forwarded hand-drawn maps to LeT bosses across the border.

The special court rejected Ansari’s bail plea. The court also took on record evidence of 46 more witnesses tendered by the prosecution on their affidavits.