Pak Lawyers' Demand For Kasab's Deportation Amuses Prosecution

The demand of defence lawyers in a Pakistani court that 26/11 terror accused Ajmal Kasab be sent to the neighbouring country to stand trial has evoked sharp reaction here with special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam
pak lawyers demand for kasab s deportation amuses...
PTI November 25, 2009 21:17 IST

The demand of defence lawyers in a Pakistani court that 26/11 terror accused Ajmal Kasab be sent to the neighbouring country to stand trial has evoked sharp reaction here with special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam saying he was amused to hear the prayer.

"I am amused. How can Kasab be sent to Pakistan to face the trial? He has committed offence in India and has to undergo the trial in an Indian court," Nikam said reacting to media reports on demand made by Pakistani defence lawyers for Kasab's deportation.

"Kasab has given a confession before Indian authorities as an accused and not as a witness or an approver. So how can the defence lawyers in Pakistani court cross-examine Kasab?" Nikam, who is leading the prosecution in the 26/11 trial in a Mumbai court, asked.

Moreover, Kasab's trial has not yet concluded and so he can not be sent to Pakistan. He has to meet the logical conclusion of the trial in Mumbai itself, he said.

 
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