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26/11: Faheem Ansari remanded in judicial custody

Last Updated: Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 22:00

Mumbai: Faheem Ansari, who was acquitted
in the 26/11 terror attack case, was today produced before a
sessions court which sent him to 14-day judicial custody.

The sessions court had on August 29 issued production
warrants against Faheem and Sabauddin as the Bombay High Court
had admitted the prosecution`s appeal against their acquittal
in the terror attack case.

Faheem and co-accused Sabauddin Ahmed, soon after
their acquittal in the 26/11 terror case in May, were
transferred to a jail in Uttar Pradesh in connection with a
case of firing at CRPF camp in Rampur.

Faheem was produced before Principal Judge of the
sessions court, M L Tahalayani, who was also the trial judge
in the 26/11 case.

The court remanded him to judicial custody for 14 days
and directed him to be lodged at Arthur Road jail in central
Mumbai. Sabauddin would be brought from Uttar Pradesh and
produced before the court after a few days.

The duo were accused of preparing maps of the city and
providing them to Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) operatives, who
allegedly perpetrated the attack on Mumbai.

While Faheem and Sabauddin were acquitted in the 26/11
case due to weak evidence, lone surviving Pakistani gunman
Ajmal Kasab was convicted and awarded the death penalty.


First Published: Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 22:00

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