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Kin of Ajmal Kasab`s lawyer targeted

A day after advocate Farhana Shah met Pakistani gunman Ajmal Kasab, unidentified persons on Sunday pelted stones at the clinic of the lawyer`s brother-in-law in south Mumbai.



Mumbai: A day after advocate Farhana Shah
met Pakistani gunman Ajmal Kasab, unidentified persons on Sunday
pelted stones at the clinic of the lawyer`s brother-in-law in
south Mumbai.

"Unidentified persons today came outside my office in
Grant Road. After seeing the shutter down, they pelted stones
at my brother-in-law Akthar Hussain Shah`s dental clinic,
which is adjacent to my office," Farhana told a news agency.

A police complaint has been lodged.

Farhana and another lawyer Amin Solkar were appointed
by the Bombay High Court last week to defend Kasab, who has
been sentenced to death in the 26/11 terror attack case.

The lawyers were appointed following a letter sent by
Kasab from the jail to the Legal Aid Services seeking for
assistance to file his appeal in the High Court challenging
the death penalty awarded to him.

"This is not the first time certain sections of the
public have objected to our appointment to defend Kasab. Even
Amin received a threatening message directing him to withdraw
from the case," Farhana said.

The two lawyers had a 20-minute meeting with Kasab
yesterday at the Arthur Road central prison in central Mumbai.

PTI

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