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Kasab`s lawyer seeks to cross examine 91 witnesses

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 22:32

Mumbai: Defence lawyer K P Pawar, appointed
to defend surviving Pakistani gunman Ajmal Kasab in the 26/11
terror attack case, today sought to cross examine a total of
91 witnesses out of the 340, whom the prosecution claimed were
of formal nature.

The prosecution had submitted the affidavits of 340
witnesses, divided into 12 categories which included claimants
of the dead bodies, inquest panch witnesses, injured persons
who were not eye-witnesses, carriers of seized materials to
forensic lab among others.

Special judge M L Tahilyani, however, informed Pawar that
he should try and complete his cross-examination of the 91
witnesses by December 10.

After the cross-examination of all the witnesses, the
prosecution is likely to examine four witnesses, including
senior crime branch officials, following which the evidence in
the 26/11 terror attack would be complete.

The first batch of 34 witnesses will be cross-examined
by Pawar tomorrow.

After the recording of evidence is over, the statements
of the accused will be recorded under section 313 of the
Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), which will be followed by
final arguments from both the prosecution and defence.

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, December 2, 2009 - 22:32

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