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Kasab will get a fair trial, says Pranab

December 30, 2008 19:10 IST

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As lawyers distance themselves from defending Ajmal Amir Iman Kasab [Images] in court, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee [Images] on Tuesday said that the terrorist caught during the Mumbai [Images] attacks will get a fair trial.

"Of course, in India everybody will get a fair trial," Mukherjee told PTI when asked whether Kasab should be given a fair trial.

"Every person in India who is accused or prosecuted is entitled to have a fair trial and Indian judiciary is known for its transparency and for its fair deal," he said.

Several bar associations have distanced themselves from representing the lone terrorist caught alive during the terror strikes in Mumbai last month.

A couple of lawyers who evinced interest in defending Kasab had to face the ire of some political parties.

There are diverse opinions in the legal fraternity over defending Kasab with a section of lawyers in favour of a fair trial and some others opposing it.

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