In a new development in the 26/11 terror attack case, the prosecution has tabled fresh evidence in form of affidavits of two witnesses and a post-mortem report of a slain terrorist at a time when the verdict is about to be delivered in a few days.
The affidavits pertain to two witnesses, one of whom carried the bodies of two Pakistani gunman killed by security forces and the other who had witnessed killing of a civilian and a police constable by terrorists at Metro junction on November 26, 2008.
The Court, which is expected to deliver verdict on May 3, accepted these documents yesterday.
Pakistani gunman Ajmal Kasab and two Indians, Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed are facing the trial.
According to prosecution, these witnesses were not examined orally because of their formal character and instead their affidavits were filed to place on record certain facts.
This is for the second time that the prosecution has submitted such evidence after it closed the case and after the court concluded recording statements of accused.
Normally, the court does not accept evidence after closing the case and reserving the judgment. But if it finds that it cannot ignore such evidence then it may take on record documents submitted by prosecution, legal sources said.