The main suspect in last year’s deadly terrorist attack in Mumbai has received a replacement lawyer, which will allow his high-profile trial to resume, authorities said Thursday. The trial of Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, 21, halted Wednesday after a judged declared that his attorney had a conflict of interest. Court officials scrambled to find a replacement lawyer and were able to replace Kasab’s lawyer Thursday
The lawyer for the main suspect in last year’s deadly terrorist attack in Mumbai has been removed, delaying the high-profile trial that was to begin Wednesday. It was unclear when court proceedings would resume for Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, 21. He is accused of being the only one of 10 gunmen to survive the three-day siege, which killed more than 160 people in November.
The main suspect captured alive from last year’s deadly terror attacks in India’s financial capital goes on trial Wednesday, nearly five months after the siege killed more than 160 people in Mumbai. Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, 21, is accused of being the only one of 10 gunmen to survive the late-November, three-day siege, which targeted victims at hotels, hospitals and railway stations in Mumbai — formerly known as Bombay.
The main suspect captured alive in last year’s Mumbai terror attacks declared Monday that he is a Pakistani national, prosecutors said. The Indian government has long said that the three-day siege in November was carried out by Lakshar-e-Tayyiba, a Pakistan-based outfit
A Pakistani man using "colonel" as a title is one of about three dozen people wanted over November’s terrorist attacks in Mumbai, but his connections with the Pakistani army have not been established, Indian prosecutors say. “This is all a matter of investigation,” special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam told CNN Thursday when asked if India thought he had links to the Pakistani army. Neither is it clear whether the “colonel” belonged to the Pakistan-based militant outfit Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, which is blamed for the Mumbai siege, Nikam said
Scarcely a day passes in India by without news of an encounter between the police and criminals elements “encounter” being the local jargon for shootouts involving the police, who are allowed to fire only in self-defense. On Wednesday, it was a “dreaded mafia don” who was gunned down by the Uttar Pradesh police shot dead, and therefore unable to challenge the police account of the circumstances of the shooting. But some in India have begun to question the frequency of such “encounters”