Produce Faheem to verify fake passport: HC
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday directed police to produce Faheem Ansari, acquitted by a trial court of the charges of facilitating 26/11 attacks, before it on Tuesday to verify police claims that he was holding a fake Pakistani passport on which his photograph was affixed.
The direction was given by Justices Ranjana Desai and R V More, who said they would verify Faheem`s face with the photograph appearing on the "fake" Pakistani passport.
The prosecution`s case is that Faheem, a suspected member of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, had procured a passport in Pakistan in the assumed name of Hassan Hamad and that the travel document carried the photograph of Faheem.
The then Interior Minister of Pakistan had confirmed to Indian High Commissioner that the passport was issued on the strength of fake documents given by applicant (Faheem).
Government Counsel Ujjwal Nikam argued that Faheem may be produced in the High Court so that the Judges can see Faheem and verify his photograph affixed on the passport.
Faheem is lodged in Arthur Road Central Jail here after he was brought from Uttar Pradesh, where he was arrested in other terror cases.
Meanwhile, the Judges informed Nikam that they had already visited the 26/11 terror sites to get a first hand impression of the topography. They said they had gone to Chhatrapati Shivaji Railway terminus holding platforms tickets and paid a surprise visit by not informing authorities.
The HC is hearing confirmation of death sentence given to Pak terrorist Ajmal Kasab for his role in the attacks. His appeal against the penalty and state`s plea against acquittal of Faheem and Sabauddin Ahmed are also being heard.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Know the significance of Devshayani Ekadashi
- What's the motive behind politicising Yakub Memon's death penalty?
- Punjab: Terrorists in Army uniform attack police station in Gurdaspur
- Mumbai blasts case: Maharashtra govt opposes Yakub Memon's mercy plea in SC
- Punjab: Gurdaspur gunbattle ends, all terrorists killed
- Watch: Yuvraj Singh takes up Shoaib Malik's challenge, puts on his dancing shoes
- SC to resume hearing on Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's mercy plea on Tuesday
- Politicos mourn death of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, hail him as 'Missile Man of India'
- Lalu Prasad Yadav arrested as RJD bandh cripples life in Bihar
- FORMER PRESIDENT OF INDIA APJ ABDUL KALAM PASSES AWAY