Man on trial over Mumbai massacre

The only man charged in connection with last year’s terror attacks in Mumbai told an Indian court today that he agreed to being provided with a lawyer by the government and also repeated that he is from Pakistan.

The only man charged in connection with last year’s terror attacks in Mumbai told an Indian court today that he agreed to being provided with a lawyer by the government and also repeated that he is from Pakistan.

Mohammed Ajmal Kasab – captured during the November attacks and held in jail ever since – addressed the court via video link from prison because of concerns that he poses too great a security risk to appear in person.

His trial began today.

Special judge ML Tahiliyani asked Kasab to identify himself and asked him where he was from. Kasab replied that he was from Faridkot, in Pakistan’s Punjab province.

Kasab told the court that he had no legal counsel and when the judge asked if he would like the court to provide him with a lawyer, he said: “Do whatever you think is right.”

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