Kasab given sufficient time to give confessional statement: HC
The Bombay High Court today observed that sufficient time was given to 26/11 attack convict Ajmal Kasab by a magistrate and all precautions and procedures were followed while recording his confessional statement.mumbai Updated: Nov 26, 2010 22:18 IST
The Bombay High Court on Friday observed that sufficient time was given to 26/11 attack convict Ajmal Kasab by a magistrate and all precautions and procedures were followed while recording his confessional statement.
Magistrate R V Sawant Waghule had not followed all procedures when Kasab had allegedly given his confessional statement on December 17, 2008, Kasab's lawyers Amin Solkar and Farhana Shah said while arguing their appeal against the death penalty awarded to Kasab.
"There are several loopholes in the investigation. To fill those up, a manufactured confession was made by the police," Solkar argued.
The division bench of Justices Ranjana Desai and R V More, however, remarked that according to their opinion all rules and procedures were followed prior while recording Kasab's confessional statement.
Kasab, who is lodged at the high security Arthur Road jail, has been directed to appear before the court through video-conferencing due to security reasons. The Pakistani, however, remained absent on Friday.
The High Court is presently hearing the confirmation of death sentence awarded to Kasab.