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Supreme Court to hear plea against acquittal of 26/11 accused

New Delhi, Sep.2 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a Maharashtra Government plea against the acquittal of Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed, the two accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

A bench headed by Justice Aftab Alam, however, said the state government has a weak case.

“Having regards to the seriousness of the matter, we issue notice, but you (Maharashtra Government) have a weak case,” the bench said while issuing notice to Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed, the alleged Indian conspirators of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

The apex court did not agree to the state government’s plea that it should pass a simultaneous order on Ajmal Kasab, the sole convict in the case. The Maharashtra Government has asked the Supreme Court to tag Kasab’s challenge of his death sentence with the appeal against the acquittal of Ansari and Ahmed.

“We are taking a step regarding this (Kasab’s letter),” the bench said.

The Maharashtra Government had filed the plea challenging the Bombay High Court’s February 21 order upholding the acquittal of Ansari and Ahmed by the trial court. The two were acquitted for want of corroborative evidence. (ANI)

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