I have no faith in Indian court: Kasab


But Judge M L Tahaliyani rejected 22-year-old Kasab’s plea saying “it is misconceived”.
“I have no faith in Indian court and this case may be transferred to an International court,” Kasab said in an application to the court. He had moved the application written in his own hand in Urdu.

The application was filed through jail authorities who translated it into Marathi and produced it before the court. The judge asked Kasab whether he had written the application and he replied “ji huzoor” (Yes, Sir).

The trial of Kasab, whom the police formally charged in February with several offences including “waging war” against India, began on March 23 via a video link with his Arthur Road prison in Mumbai.

In another development, the judge also rejected the plea of co-accused Fahim Ansari to stay the proceedings on the ground that he had filed a petition in the Bombay High Court seeking transfer of the 26/11 case to some other court alleging that the recording of evidence was incorrect.

“This is yet another attempt by the accused to delay the trial,” noted judge Tahaliyani while rejecting Fahim’s plea to stay the proceedings.  Kasab and other suspected Laskhar-e-Toiba (LeT) operatives killed 166 people in a three-day rampage in the city on November 26 last.

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