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26/11 trial nears end; Nikam says strong case against Qasab

Updated on: 15 November,2009 12:09 PM IST  | 
PTI |

As the first anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks nears, all eyes are set on the special court where the prosecution is gearing up to wrap up the case against Pakistan gunman Ajmal Qasab and two others who are charged with killing 166 persons.

26/11 trial nears end; Nikam says strong case against Qasab

As the first anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks nears, all eyes are set on the special court where the prosecution is gearing up to wrap up the case against Pakistan gunman Ajmal Qasab and two others who are charged with killing 166 persons.


With the testimony of 250 witnesses and strong forensic evidence, the prosecution has prepared a water-tight case against Qasab, Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said.


The keenly-watched trial, which began in April, is expected to be over this month end with just a few witnesses left to depose before Judge ML Tahaliyani.


Qasab is confined to a specially-built isolated cell in the high security central prison and is guarded by a strong posse of Indo-Tibetan Border Security Force round the clock.

Altogether 30 eye witnesses have identified Qasab in the identification parade and in the court. Forensic experts have also given their opinion that the DNA of articles found from Kuber boat (in which terrorists landed in Mumbai) matched with the DNA of Qasab and five other slain terrorists.

The prosecution has also screened in the court CCTV footages of terrorists from cameras installed at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), TOI Building (opposite CST), Hotel Taj and Hotel Oberoi-Trident.

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