Co-accused Indians acquitted for lack of evidenceBy IANS
Monday, February 21, 2011
MUMBAI - Two Indian nationals, alleged to be co-accomplices in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, have been acquitted by the Bombay High Court which upheld the death sentence to Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab here Monday.
The duo - Fahim Ansari and Sabahuddin Ahmed - were named as co-accused in the case and had earlier been acquitted by the trial court Special Judge M.L. Tahaliyani last May 2010.
“Both have been acquitted for lack of evidence against them. We consider it as a victory of truth,” lawyers Ejaz Naqvi and R.V. Mokashe told mediapersons shortly after the verdict.
Both were accused of helping the Pakistani terrorists by supplying hand-drawn maps of terror targets.
“The whole theory of the map being given by Ansari to Ahmed in Nepal and then the crude map being found unsoiled in the bloodied pocket of Ismail’s (Kasab’s fellow gunman Abu Ismail who was killed) trousers is unbelievable,” special trial judge M.L. Tahaliyani had observed earlier.