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Kasab's lawyers meet him in jail

June 12, 2010 21:45 IST

The two lawyers appointed by the Bombay high court to argue Ajmal Kasab's appeal against his death sentence in the 26/11 attack case on Saturday met the Pakistani terrorist at the Arthur Road jail in Mumbai.

On June 8, the high court had appointed Amin Solkar and Farhana Shah as lawyers to argue Kasab's appeal.

"We met Kasab for nearly 20 minutes in his cell and spoke to him about the case. We told him that the high court had appointed both of us to argue his appeal and he said 'shukriya' (thank you)," Shah told PTI.

Shah said they collected the copy of the judgment from Kasab and told him that they would study it and then file the appeal in the high court. "Kasab told us a lot of things but all that is privileged and we cannot disclose that," Shah said.

Shah said it would take at least one month for them to file the appeal because they had to go through the judgment carefully.

Kasab had written a letter in Urdu to the high court through the jail authorities about his intention to file an appeal, and sought a lawyer to argue his case.

On May 3, trial court judge M L Tahaliyani had held Kasab guilty of the murder of 166 people in the November 26 terror attack on Mumbai, and also found him responsible for waging war against the nation. Later, the court sentenced him to death for these offences.

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