Mumbai massacre trial delayed at last minute

The long-awaited trial of the only surviving Mumbai massacre gunman failed to start today after his lawyer was barred from representing him.

Judge ML Tahiliyani said Anjali Waghmare had failed to disclose that she had also represented a witness injured in the attacks in a compensation claim case and therefore had a conflict of interest.

Judge Tahiliyani said he would appoint a new lawyer for suspect Mohammed Ajmal Kasab.

Kasab, the only gunman captured during the November attacks, which left 164 people dead, could face the death penalty if he is convicted of 12 criminal counts, including murder and waging war against India.

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