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26/11 trial completes 100 days

Last Updated: Friday, September 11, 2009 - 21:01

Mumbai: Altogether 189 witnesses, including
FBI officers and technical experts from USA, have deposed
before a special court conducting the 26/11 Mumbai attack
trial, which completed 100 days on Friday.

"We have made remarkable progress since the trial began
on April 15," special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam told agency.
About 35 witnesses, including ballistic experts and legal
chemical analysis, are expected to depose before the court
this month, he said.

The prosecution would conclude recording of evidence by
the end of this month, Nikam said, adding that the court would
then hear the arguments of both sides before giving verdict.

The witnesses have tendered evidence in regard to the
murder of navigator of Kuber boat in which 10 terrorists came
from Karachi to Mumbai on November 26 last, police encounter
at Girgaum Chowpatty in which terrorist Abu Ismail was killed,
CST firing, Cama hospital firing, murder of three senior
police officers near Metro Cinema and theft of a Skoda car
used in the Mumbai attacks.

The prosecution now has to adduce technical evidence and
examine witnesses to prove the incidents at Hotels Taj and
Oberoi and Nariman House in South Mumbai.
Lone surviving gunman Ajmal Kasab is facing the trial
along with two Indians, Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed,
charged with participating in conspiracy and killing 166
persons in the terror attacks.

Bureau Report

First Published: Friday, September 11, 2009 - 21:01
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