The Bombay High Court on Wednesday lauded the presence of mind shown by staff of the Cama and Albless Hospital when Pakistani gunmen Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab and his slain partner Abu Ismail attacked the state-run hospital during the 26/11 terror attacks.
“They did a good job or else there would have been more damage,” observed the division bench of Justice Ranjana Desai and Justice Ranjit More.
The appreciation came after special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam argued about the evidence pertaining to two encounters – inside and outside the hospital.
Nikam enumerated the terror unleashed by Kasab and Ismail at the hospital, and said statements of police officials, including additional commissioner of police Sadanand Date, who were engaged in cross firing with the duo, were recorded before the trial court.
Meanwhile, Kasab chose to stay away from the proceedings on Wednesday.
He refused to appear before the court through a video-conference link, stating that he was not interested in hearing arguments.
The high court, however, asked the defence lawyers Amin Solkar and Farhana Shah to find out Kasab’s grievances.