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Court may decide on terrorists’ bodies today

mumbai Updated: Nov 13, 2009 00:35 IST
HT Correspondent

The special court is likely to decide on Friday the fate of the bodies of nine slain terrorists, who created mayhem in the city on November 26, 2008.

Special Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam raised the issue of disposing of the bodies lying at the JJ Hospital morgue after testimony of special executive officer Navinchandra Kandalkar was recorded on Thursday.

Judge M.L. Tahiliyani, however, hinted he would pass orders after the testimony of the last witness concerning the bodies was recorded. The last witness, JJ Hospital morgue’s assistant Harshad Chendwankar, is likely to depose before the special court on Friday.

The bodies of the Pakistani attackers were initially preserved for conducting an identification parade to enable the prosecution to connect the deceased attackers with their sole surviving accomplice Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, who faces imminent death sentence.

Later, Muslim bodies in the city refused to lend space to bury the bodies of the nine terrorists, making their disposal almost impossible.

Kandalkar, who had conducted the identification parade of the bodies, told the special judge that in all 27 eyewitnesses had identified bodies of eight slain attackers in his presence in January.