Kasab's lawyer tenders unconditional apology
Pakistani gunman Ajmal Kasab's lawyer Abbas Kazmi today tendered an unconditional apology to the trial court hearing the Mumbai attack case for his remark that he did not care about affidavits of witnesses filed by the prosecution.mumbai Updated: Nov 27, 2009 14:28 IST
Pakistani gunman Ajmal Kasab's lawyer Abbas Kazmi on Friday tendered an unconditional apology to the trial court hearing the Mumbai attack case for his remark that he did not care about affidavits of witnesses filed by the prosecution.
Accepting Kazmi's apology, Judge ML Tahaliyani also withdrew his observation that Kazmi was a liar.
The judge had yesterday called him a liar as Kazmi denied that special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam had stated
in his opening address on May 8 that he would file affidavits of witnesses.
Kazmi today said, "This is a historic trial and I have done my best to defend the accused. What happened yesterday
was in the heat of the moment and I tender an unconditional apology."
The judge said that he was also withdrawing his remarks about Kazmi, as he wanted the issue to be resolved
Kazmi offered apology after advocate Nikam intervened and sought time from the court to resolve the issue.
The judge then adjourned proceedings for 40 minutes following which Kazmi decided to apologise.