Kasab`s papers to come up before HC after 3 mths

Last Updated: Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 13:14

Mumbai: The exercise of forwarding case papers and judgement of 26/11 special court to the Bombay High Court for confirmation of death penalty imposed on terrorist Ajmal Kasab would take at least three months, special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said.

The 1522-page judgement, proceedings of the year-long-trial, evidence tendered by witnesses and their statements on affidavits as well as the original copies of exhibits and
documents tabled by prosecution would be compiled in a `paper book` and sent to the High Court.

The `paper book` in typed format would be forwarded by
this month end and thereafter the High Court staff would get
involved in printing its contents.

The entire exercise would take at least three months,
Nikam told a news agency.

Only after the `paper book` is ready, the High Court
would hear the matter and decide on confirmation of death
sentence imposed on Kasab for killing 166 persons in Mumbai.

Kasab can also file an appeal in the High Court within 30
days of being held guilty by the court.

The government too can appeal against the acquittal of
two co-accused Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed. In that
event, the High Court would hear all matters simultaneously.

If the High Court confirms the death penalty then Kasab
has a right to appeal in the Supreme Court. He can also
approach the President with a mercy petition if the Apex court
upholds the capital punishment.

PTI




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