Pak should expedite 26/11 trial after SC verdict on Qasab: Nikam

Aug 29, 2012, 11:32 IST | Agencies

With the Supreme Court upholding the death sentence of Ajmal Qasab in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks case, Pakistan should now expedite the trial in their court, special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam today said.

"Death sentence awarded to Qasab should be executed as soon as possible so that it gives a strong signal to the terrorists that law takes stern action against such acts," Nikam told PTI. 

Ajmal Qasab, 26/11
Ajmal Qasab (File pic)

The prosecution against perpetrators of the 26/11 terror strikes should now be expedited by the prosecuting agency of Pakistan, he said.

"The (prosecution in Pakistan) should not delay the trial on the ground that India has to furnish evidence because conspiracy behind the terror attacks was hatched in Pakistan and it is for them to prove the same," Nikam said, adding the apex court in India has also held that criminal conspiracy behind the attacks was hatched in Pakistan.

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