Pak judicial panel reaches Mumbai today

Pak judicial panel reaches Mumbai today

The much-awaited Pakistan judicial commission will arrive here on Thursday to record the statement of four people including the magistrate, who had recorded the confessional statement of Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving  LeT member behind the 26/11 attacks.

After a delay of nearly six months, the eight-member Commission finally arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday. According to official sources, the team will arrive in Mumbai in the evening today and record the statements on March 16 and 17.

Ahead of their arrival, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of the Esplanade court in south Mumbai issued summons to magistrate R V Sawant Waghule, who had recorded Kasab’s confession, and crime branch officer Ramesh Mahale, who was the investigating officer in the November 26, 2008, terror strike in the city that left over 160 people dead in its wake.

Two doctors from the state-run J J Hospital and civic-run Nair Hospital have also been asked to appear in the court to record their statements. They had conducted autopsies on the nine killed terrorists and victims of the terror strike which lasted for nearly 72 hours.

While Waghule and Mahale have been summoned on March 16, statements of the doctors will be recorded on March 17.The Commission comprises defence lawyers Khwaja Haris, Riya Akram Choudhary, Fakhar Haayat, Raja Ehassan Ulhakhan and Isaam Bin Haris.

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