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Kasab planned to strike at Malabar Hill, claims Nikam

Pakistani gunman Ajmal Amir Kasab and his slain partner Abu Ismail had also planned to strike at Malabar Hill where the Raj Bhavan and chief minister’s residence are located, claimed the prosecution in the 26/11 terror attacks case.

mumbai Updated: Oct 23, 2010 01:10 IST
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Pakistani gunman Ajmal Amir Kasab and his slain partner Abu Ismail had also planned to strike at Malabar Hill where the Raj Bhavan and chief minister’s residence are located, claimed the prosecution in the 26/11 terror attacks case.

While taking the prosecution arguments before the Bombay High Court forward on Friday, special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam relied on a map found from Ismail, which showed Malabar Hill as their next destination. Several prominent citizens stay in that area.

Nikam also referred to evidence of various witnesses in connection with the encounter at Girgaum Chowpatty where Kasab was caught and Ismail was gunned down by the DB Marg police.

A division bench of Justices Ranjana Desai and RV More is hearing the reference for confirmation of death sentence awarded to Kasab, and Nikam is advancing arguments in support of the capital punishment.

Meanwhile, Kasab continued making fresh demands saying his case be referred to an international court dealing with human rights violations.

He told his lawyers Amin Solkar and Farhana Shah that he did not expect justice from Indian courts.

Kasab was convicted and sentenced by a special court on May 6. The state has filed an appeal against the acquittal of Fahim Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed from the charges of conspiracy.

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