(Success Story) Shalini Agnihotri, IAS Topper 2011, All India Rank 285

Success Story Shalini Agnihotri, IAS Topper 2011, All India Rank 285

With barely a week to go before the deadline to file appeals in the 26/11 case, the Bombay high court is gearing up for Pakistani gunman Ajmal Amir Kasab.

TOI in its edition dated July 22, 2010, had first reported that the state's petition for confirmation had been filed in the HC. The appeals one by the state challenging the acquittal of Faheem Ansari and Sabahuddin Ahmed and another by Kasab appealing against his death sentence are likely to be filed by next week. HC sources said the case may be listed for directions next week.

But Kasab is not likely to be produced in court for the first hearing. "The first hearing in a confirmation case is normally for directions from the court,'' said public prosecutor P A Pol. "As per rules, the convict who has been sentenced to death by hanging has to remain present for his confirmation hearing and directions for that are issued by the HC during the first hearing,'' added Pol.

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Courtesy: timesofindia.indiatimes.com