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All set for 26/11 chargesheet

February 25, 2009 11:32 IST
The chargesheet in the November 26, 2008, Mumbai terror strikes, which claimed over 180 lives, will be filed today.

The 10,000-page chargesheet will be filed before a metropolitan magistrate, who will then transfer the case to the special court constituted inside the high-security Arthur Road jail.

The special court, presided over by Judge M L Tahilyani, has been constituted to conduct the trial against Mohammad Amir Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist, Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam has said.

Kasab will face charges ranging from murder, attempt to murder and theft to waging war against the country, official sources said.

Apart from the nine terrorists killed in the stand-off with security forces, the chargesheet may also name Yosuf Muzzamil and Zaki-ur-Rehman, both Lashkar-e-Tayiba members, who allegedly handled the operation from Pakistan.

Their names, if it figures, will be against column two of the chargesheet (those who could not be brought for trial) which will enable the police to seek a non-bailable warrant against them and subsequently an Interpol Red Corner Notice.

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