Mumbai: The trial in the 26/11 terror attack case may not begin on Wednesday as the special court has to first decide a petition seeking to debar lawyer Anjali Waghmare from defending the lone surviving gunman, Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, on grounds of “professional misconduct”.
Waghmare, appointed by the court to defend Kasab, is mired in a controversy following allegations that she had first accepted the brief of a witness in this case before deciding to defend Kasab.
Citing public interest, advocate K.B.N. Lam has moved an application before the court alleging that Waghmare had accepted the brief from Harishchandra Shrivardhankar, who is a victim of the attacks. He is a prime witness in the case and is seeking compensation from the government for injuries to his neck during the attack.