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Case against acquittal of accused weak: SC

While terming the state government's case as weak, the Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed, acquitted by the Bombay high court order for their involvement in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

mumbai Updated: Sep 04, 2011 00:52 IST
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While terming the state government's case as weak, the Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed, acquitted by the Bombay high court order for their involvement in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

"With regard to the seriousness of the matter, we issued notice, but you [the state government] have a weak case," a bench headed by justice Aftab Alam observed. The court, however, refused to pass any order on sole surviving terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab's letter in which he has challenged his death sentence.

Senior counsel, Gopal Subramanium, appearing for the state, requested the Supreme Court to tag his letter along with the appeal. "We are taking a step regarding this [Kasab's letter]," the bench said.

The state government's appeal challenged the February 21 high court verdict upholding the trial court order acquitting Ansari and Ahmed. The duo was acquitted for lack of evidence.