Prosecution not to examine NSG who fought 26/11 terrorists

Last Updated: Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 21:24

Mumbai: The prosecution on Thursday informed
the 26/11 trial court that it did not wish to examine any of
the 650 National Security Guard personnel who had fought
terrorists last year as their evidence might expose techniques
and methods of neutralisation.

"The techniques and method of neutralisation of
terrorists activities are very secret and they cannot be
exposed in any manner in public interest," Special Public
Prosecution Ujjwal Nikam said in a petition to the court.

The examination of NSG commandos in the court would
seriously affect the functioning of the elite force in any
such terrorist attack in future, he said, adding not examining
them would not be prejudicial to the accused in any manner.

Pakistani Ajmal Kasab and two Indians, Faheem Ansari
and Sabauddin Ahmed, are facing charges of killing 166 persons
in the terror attacks on November 26 last. While Kasab had
participated in the attacks, Faheem and Sabauddin had made
maps of targets and gave them to Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives.

While Judge M L Tahaliyani had asked the prosecutor to
consider examining NSG men as witnesses, Nikam opposed it.

Nikam said the terrorists who had attacked Hotels Taj,
Oberoi and Nariman House were shot dead and the prosecution
has already adduced sufficient evidence, including their
identification, to establish they had killed innocent persons
and caused damage to properties.

Bureau Report

First Published: Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 21:24

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