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High court defers Kasab’s case till Aug 12

mumbai Updated: Aug 03, 2010 01:32 IST
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The Bombay High Court on Monday deferred hearing on the confirmation of death sentence awarded.

to Pakistani gunman Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab to August 12. Farhana Shah, who has been appointed along with senior criminal lawyer Amin Solkar, to defend the Pakistani gunman stated that they will require two months time to file appeal against conviction.

But the court refused to give them time and directed both Shah and public prosecutor Pandurang Pol to file their respective appeals by August 12.

The state has decided to appeal against the order of the special court to acquit Fahim Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed, accused of providing local support for the 26/11 carnage.

A division bench of Justice Ranjana Desai and Justice Vijaya Tahilramani directed the state government to file appeal against acquittals of the two accused in the case.

The trial court has forwarded its record and proceedings to the high court for confirmation of the death penalty to Kasab. The high court will hear the confirmation case along with the appeals filed by Kasab and the state government.