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Supreme Court admits state plea against acqittal in 26/11 terror attack case

The Supreme Court has admitted the appeal of State of Maharashtra against the acquittal of two of the accused in the 26/11 Mumbai Terror attack case.

A bench comprising Justices Aftab Alam and C K Prasad while admitting the appeal also directed that it will be heard along with the appeal of the sole surviving Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab who has challenged the death sentence awarded to him in the case.

The government in its appeal, challenging the acquittal of Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed, has contended that both the trial court as well as the Bombay High Court have failed to appreciate the evidence against the two accused who were part of the criminal conspiracy.

The High court had upheld on February 21, 2011 the order of the trial court acquitting the two accused of the charges of criminal conspiracy.

The Supreme Court had stayed the death sentence of Kasab early this month.


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