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Constable sensationlised evidence for media: Court

Special judge M.L. Tahiliyani’s judgement in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks case was made public on Monday.

mumbai Updated: May 25, 2010 01:36 IST
Presley Thomas

Special judge M.L. Tahiliyani’s judgement in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks case was made public on Monday. Some of its observations include:

CCTV footage “I will also not attach much importance to the CCTV footage of which CD was produced in the court because visuals are of very, very poor quality,” he observed.

Evidence given by Constable Arun Jadhav

(Jadav was in the same vehicle as slain senior police officers Vijay Salaskar, Hemant Karkare and Ashok Kamte)

“I think Arun Jadhav wanted to sensationalise his evidence in presence of media persons. I do not think that the evidence given by him that accused Kasab had opened burst firing in Qualis vehicle is true and correct. It is obvious exaggeration and cannot be believed. Rest of the evidence is believable.”

Negotiations at Chabad House

The court found that an Israeli diplomat named Levy had tried to negotiate with the terrorists at Chabad House with help of a translator.

He was trying to get the Israeli hostages released. But Levy was not been produced before the court.

“I am not going to give much importance to the talk particularly when there is no explanation on the part of the prosecution as to why the said Mr Levy has not been examined and who was Mr Levy,” the judgement said.