Fresh evidence tabled in 26/11 case ahead of May 3 verdict

In a new development in the 26/11 terror attack case, the prosecution has tabled fresh evidence in the form of affidavits of two witnesses and a post-mortem report of a slain terrorist.

Last Updated: Apr 28, 2010, 14:24 PM IST

Mumbai: In a new development in the 26/11
terror attack case, the prosecution has tabled fresh evidence
in the form of affidavits of two witnesses and a post-mortem
report of a slain terrorist at a time when the verdict is
about to be delivered in a few days.

The affidavits pertain to two witnesses, one of whom
carried the bodies of two Pakistani gunman killed by security
forces and the other who had witnessed killing of a civilian
and a police constable by terrorists at Metro junction on
November 26, 2008.

The court, which is expected to deliver verdict on
May 3, accepted these documents on Tuesday.

Pakistani gunman Ajmal Kasab and two Indians, Faheem
Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed are facing the trial.

According to prosecution, these witnesses were not
examined orally because of their formal character and instead
their affidavits were filed to place on record certain facts.

This is for the second time that the prosecution has
submitted such evidence after it closed the case and after the
court concluded recording statements of accused.

Normally, the court does not accept evidence after
closing the case and reserving the judgment. But if it finds
that it cannot ignore such evidence then it may take on record
documents submitted by prosecution, legal sources said.

PTI