Mumbai police knocks SC door on Faheem, Sabauddin acquittal

Senior government sources privy to the case said that an appeal has been filed with the Supreme Court claiming that the trial court and the High Court had erred in its judgement of acquitting them despite evidence to suggest that the two were involved.

The prosecution team of the Maharashtra Government led by Ujwal Nikkam was left embarrassed on two occasions in the trial and the High Court, when evidence submitted by the police was rejected.

The Bombay High Court had on February 21 this year acquitted Faheem and Sabauddin, accused of being co-conspirators and aiding and abetting terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in conducting the dastardly attacks.

The duo were in May last year acquitted by the trial court due to lack of evidence. They were tried with lone surviving Pakistani gunman Ajmal Kasab, who was convicted and awarded death penalty.

According to the police, Faheem and Sabauddin had prepared maps of several vital locations of Mumbai and handed it over to LeT members who had planned the attack.

The claims of Mumbai Police fell on its face after revelations of Pakistani-American Lashker terrorist David Headley. His arrest and subsequent statement had punctured police theory of criminal conspiracy involving only Ansari and Sabauddin.

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