NSG commandos may depose through video conf in 26/11 trial
The Union Government on Thursday proposed that the National Security Guard commandoes may depose through video conference in the Ajmal Kasab trial.mumbai Updated: Nov 05, 2009 19:58 IST
The Union Government on Thursday proposed that the National Security Guard commandoes may depose through video conference in the Ajmal Kasab trial.
Its lawyer, Additional Solicitor General Darius Khambata, also told the High Court that identities of the three commandoes may be kept secret.
Khambata asked the High Court to direct trial court to confine questioning of commandoes to specific operation they had taken part in, and not allow any questions relating to operational techniques or methods.
Special Judge M L Tahiliyani, who is conducting the trial against Ajmal Kasab and two others with regard to November 26 Mumbai terror attack, has summoned three NSG commandoes who took part in the anti-terror operation, but the Union Government is reluctant to let commandoes depose.
Today, Additional Solicitor General Darius Khambata submitted to the court certain suggestions as to how commanodes' evidence may be recorded by trial court.
Khambata also said that if trial court wanted to summon any more NSG commandoes in future, prosecution should seek High Court's permission.
Division bench of Justices J N Patel and Amjed Sayed would pass the order on the issue on Friday.