One more accused in 26/11 terror attacks case has moved the Bombay High Court seeking re-trial on the ground that he has no confidence in the trial judge.
Sabauddin Ahmed is the second accused after Faheem Ansari who knocked the doors of the High Court seeking replacement of Justice ML Tahaliyani for a fair trial.
According to the legal experts, the move is considered significant as it has come at the fag end when the prosecution is about to wind up the case against the accused.
The third accused Mohammed Ajmal Kasab too had expressed no confidence in the trial judge and sought re-trial by an international court to seek justice. However, his plea as well as those of the other accused was rejected by the trial judge.
The trial judge also issued contempt notice against Faheem and Sabauddin for levelling allegations against the justice.
Both Faheem and Sabauddin wrote separate letters in English and forwarded them to the High Court through the Jail authorities.
Faheem's application was heard on Friday by the High Court which directed public prosecutor Rajesh More to file a reply within two weeks and ordered appointment of a lawyer from the legal aid cell to argue the case on behalf of the petitioner.
Sabauddin's application has not come up for hearing so far, his lawyer Ejaz Naqvi told.