Lawyers likely to approach SC

  Kasab’s lawyer Farhana Shah said her client “still has a chance” and he is likely to appeal in the Supreme Court against Monday’s verdict, which upheld his death sentence.
“We will go through the judgment and then suggest Kasab on the next course of legal action. It is upto Kasab to decide. The honourable court has given a verdict according to what it thought was right,” Shah told mediapersons.

“We have to go through the copy of judgement, then decide what to do next. Kasab has a chance and he can appeal in the Supreme Court. The high court said Kasab along with Abu Ismail are responsible for the deaths,” she said.

“I don’t know right now but definitely he must be repentant. I will be able to say only after we meet him. We will suggest Kasab on the possible future legal course,” she added.

Kasab’s lead counsel Amin Solkar was not present in the court. He was in Seoul in South Korea on a holiday trip.

In a telephonic reaction, Solkar said it was a challenging job for him to take the brief of the Pakistani terrorist, whom he frequently found in a “wavering frame of mind”.

“I found Kasab in a wavering frame of mind...in the initial stage of every legal interview he appeared to be calm and polite but as it went on he would go wild and just walk off,” Solkar said.

In the first interview, Kasab had expressed his desire to interact with other convicts similarly placed like him and wanted to read about the outside world, which was refused by the court, Solkar said, adding his irritability was possibly the outcome of solitary confinement.

“In one of the interviews, Kasab spoke about his family in Pakistan and then went silent,” Solkar said.

During arguments, Solkar said he tried to impress upon the high court that Kasab was not a part of the conspiracy with the other terrorists who were holed up at Hotels Taj, Trident and Nariman House during the attacks.

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