Why I Defended 26/11 Terrorist ‘Ajmal Kasab’?
Mumbai | January 2018
Abbas Kazmi is a criminal lawyer known for representing Ajmal Kasab, the prime accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. He was also the participant in Bigg Boss Season 4.
In April 2009, Kazmi was appointed as the defence lawyer in the trial of the main accused in the Mumbai attack, Kasab. The previously appointed lawyer, Anjali Waghmare, was removed from the case due to conflict of interest: she was also representing a victim in the same case. Kasab had asked for Pakistani lawyers to represent him at his trial, but a lack of response from Pakistani officials and the resulting delay resulted in Kazmi’s appointment. In this Josh Talk, Kazmi speaks about his experiences and why it is important to perform a professional duty sincerely.