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Kasab not interested in case, lost in his own world: lawyer

mumbai Updated: Nov 14, 2010 13:38 IST

Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab, sentenced to death for his role in 26/11 terror attacks, does not have any interest in the hearing of his appeal in the Bombay High Court and seems to be lost in his own world, his lawyer Amin Solkar said on Sunday.

Solkar, who met Kasab in his heavily guarded bullet and bomb-proof cell at Arthur Road Central Prison in Mumbai on Saturday, said, "He does not evince interest in the 26/11 case".

"We talked about religion and things in general but often he went off at the tangent and diverted from the topic...I think he is lost in his own world," Solkar said.

"Kasab seems to be medically fit and showed interest in reading books. I have promised to give him some story books in Urdu as he is proficient in that language," Solkar said.

The jail authorities have already provided him with the holy Quran and Kasab recites the verses regularly.

"All that I can understand from meeting him is that he is unpredictable. He says one thing at a particular moment and suddenly switches to another topic," Solkar said.

Asked what was his purpose of meeting Kasab, Solkar said, "I wanted to know his mental frame of mind because of the tantrums he has been throwing in the court and jail."

Meanwhile, hearing on Kasab's appeal and confirmation of his death sentence would resume tomorrow before Justice Ranjana Desai and Justice R V More in the Bombay High Court after Diwali vacations and his lawyers have geared up to submit arguments.