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Govt to appeal against acquittals

mumbai Updated: Feb 21, 2011 23:13 IST
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Welcoming the Bombay high court’s verdict to confirm death sentence for Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Monday said the state would appeal against the acquittal of two accused, Faheem Ansari and Sabahuddin Ahmed.

“I congratulate special public prosecutor Ujjawal Nikam and his team as well as the high court for disposing of the case within three months,” Chavan said. “I also discussed the issue of acquittal of the two accused with Nikam. The government will appeal against it in the Supreme Court.” Chavan said the Centre should now pressurise Pakistan to bring the conspirators of the attacks to book, adding the government was taking steps to ensure such incidents do not happen again.