The Bombay High Court Tuesday appointed lawyers Amin Solkar and Farhana Shah for Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, who will challenge his death sentence in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case.
The Maharashtra State Legal Cell Tuesday appointed Solkar and Shah as Kasab’s legal representatives after the terrorist requested that a lawyer be appointed to represent him in the high court.
Solkar said he would file an appeal challenging the death sentence handed down to Kasab for his role in the November 2008 terror attacks case.
‘I am waiting for the judgment copy and other relevant papers before we file the appeal challenging the order of the special court,’ Solkar told IANS shortly after his new assignment in the high-profile case.
Expressing ‘happiness’ at being chosen for the high-profile case, Solkar said he intended to get down to business as soon as the necessary documents were received.
Kasab, the lone Pakistani terrorist captured alive from the 26/11 Mumbai attack, was awarded the death penalty by Special Judge M.L. Tahaliyani May 6.
Kasab last week wrote a letter to the Bombay High Court through the superintendent of the Arthur Road Central Jail, saying the death sentence was not acceptable to him and that he wanted legal assistance to fight his case.