Kasab lawyer accuses judge of bias, apologises
Captured terror suspect Ajmal Amir Kasab’s lawyer Abbas Kazmi levelled serious allegations of “guiding the prosecution” against Judge M L Tahaliyani on Wednesday.india Updated: Jun 25, 2009 00:40 IST
Captured terror suspect Ajmal Amir Kasab’s lawyer Abbas Kazmi levelled serious allegations of “guiding the prosecution” against Judge M L Tahaliyani on Wednesday.
He was quick to apologise after Tahaliyani replied to his allegations.
Kazmi alleged Tahaliyani’s pointing out of evidence was guiding the prosecution in the trial. He was raising objections to Tahaliyani’s inquiry about forensic reports of the seven bullets recovered from bodies of the CST attack victims and connected to Kasab’s AK-47 rifle.
Tahaliyani said, “You need not guide me. Tell me where am I guiding, I am not a prosecutor. If I am assisting him, I am assisting you as well.”
“What you allege is I am being partial… You are alleging something very serious,” he said.
This got Kazmi on the back foot who then said, “Lordship has misunderstood me.” He then tendered an apology immediately.
First Published: Jun 24, 2009 21:21 IST