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Kasab to move SC, challenge HC order

mumbai Updated: Feb 24, 2011 01:43 IST
HT Correspondent

Pakistani gunman Ajmal Kasab has decided to file an appeal against the Bombay High Court's order confirming his death penalty.

Advocate Farhana Shah, appointed by the high court along with Ameen Solkar to defend the 24-year-old, said he wished to appeal against the order. The high court, on Monday, confirmed the death sentence awarded to the Lashkar-e-Taiba operative for his involvement in Mumbai terror strikes in 2008.

"Theek hai, challenge karenge (Yes, we will challenge the verdict)," replied Kasab when Shah apprised him of his right to challenge the order before the apex court.

"He was quiet and listened to what I said," the lawyer said. "He did not talk much and replied only by nodding his head," she said further adding, "This may be a fall out of his solitary confinement."

Though the high court pronounced its verdict on Monday, Kasab is yet to receive a copy of the judgment. Shah told him on Wednesday that he would soon get a copy.