Sabauddin Ahmed and Fahim likely to claim damages
Within the next two weeks, Sabauddin Ahmed and Fahim Ansari are likely to move a claim for compensation and damages against the State for falsely prosecuting them, their advocate Ejaz Naqvi told MiD DAY on Wednesday.
“Our stand that my client was framed has been vindicated. The apex court ruling is the final seal on the biggest judgement and trial in recent times. It has restored my client’s faith in the judiciary,” Naqvi added.
Both Ahmed and Ansari were accused of preparing the maps used by the 26/11 attackers.
The prosecution’s case was that Ansari had made maps of important locations that were to be targeted by the gunmen. He had then supposedly passed the maps on to Ahmed, from where they made their way into the hands of the attackers.
“Our stand, which was concurrently upheld by the Sessions Court, the Bombay High Court and now the Supreme Court, is that the prosecution’s case is based on Nooruddin’s vague statements implicating Ahmed and Ansari. There was no date specified for when their meeting took place. Moreover, the recovered map had no bloodstains on it,” Naqvi added.
Judge ML Tahaliyani in his judgement observed, “Almost all the pieces of evidence to connect [Sabauddin] and [Ansari] with the alleged offences are found to be doubtful and tainted.”