26/11 attacks: NSG commandos to testify through video conferencing

26/11 attacks: NSG commandos to testify through video conferencing

The High Court also said that the commandos shall not be questioned about the methods and techniques used by them while combating the terrorists.

The Centre had initially opposed the trial court's decision to examine three National Security Guard (NSG) commandos, who had taken part in the operations.

Additional Solicitor General Darius Khambata told reporters that the Court has accepted the Union Government's suggestion that the media shall not be allowed to report the depositions of the commandos. Khambata, also told the High Court that identities of the three commandoes may be kept secret. "Secrecy is fundamental to their operations," he argued.

Khambata also submitted to the court certain suggestions as to how commanodes' evidence may be recorded by trial court.
Khambata also said that if trial court wanted to summon any more NSG commandoes in future, prosecution should seek High Court's permission.

 The Union Government had on Thursday proposed that the NSG commandoes may depose through video conference in the Ajmal Kasab trial.

Special Judge M L Tahiliyani, who is conducting the trial against Ajmal Kasab and two others with regard to November 26 Mumbai terror attack, has summoned three NSG commandoes who took part in the anti-terror operation, but the Union Government was
 reluctant to let commandos depose.

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