In a new twist to the 26/11 terror attack case, Faheem Ansari, accused of facilitating the crime perpetrated by terrorists, has moved the Bombay High Court seeking re-trial on the ground that he had no confidence in the judge.
Hearing Faheem’s petition sent through the jail authorities, Justice J N Patel and Justice Amjad Sayed yesterday directed additional public prosecutor Rajesh More to file a reply within two weeks.
The High Court has also ordered appointment of a lawyer from the legal aid cell to argue the case on Faheem’s behalf.
Faheem has submitted that he didn’t expect justice from the trial judge M L Tahaliyani as he felt that the proceedings were not being recorded properly.
In the petition, hand written in English, Faheem urged that the Judge be replaced and that the High Court should stay the trial until his plea is heard and disposed of.
Faheem has also asked for an audio-video recording and live telecast of the trial court proceedings alleging that the evidence was not being recorded properly.