The Bombay High Court on Monday deferred by three weeks the hearing on the confirmation of death penalty awarded to Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab for his role in the 26/11 terror strikes after his lawyers sought time to file an appeal against the conviction.
Kasab's lawyers Amin Solkar and Farhana Shah sought time saying the appeal was still being prepared because of the delay by defence lawyers, who had appeared for the convict in the trial court in making available necessary information.
Justices Ranjana Desai and R V More deferred the matter to September 20 after Kasab's lawyers assured them that they would file the appeal before that date.
The court had on the last occasion admitted Government's appeal against the acquittal of two co-accused Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed while directing that warrants may be issued against the duo to compel their presence before a sessions court in Mumbai.
Both are currently lodged in separate jails in Uttar Pradesh in connection with the attack on CRPF camp at Rampur on January 1, 2008 in which eight persons were killed.