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Jun 08, 2010 at 05:04pm IST

HC appoints two new lawyers for Kasab

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday appointed lawyers Amin Solkar and Farhana Shah for Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, sentenced to death for the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

The Maharashtra State Legal Cell on 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.

Kasab was found guilty for his role in the November 26, 2008, Mumbai terror attacks and awarded the death penalty by special judge M L Tahaliyani on May 6.

The Bombay High Court appointed Amin Solkar and Farhana Shah as lawyers for Ajmal Amir Kasab.

He last week wrote a letter to the Bombay High Court saying the death sentence was not acceptable to him and that he wanted legal assistance to fight his case.

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