Ejaz Naqvi, advocate for Sabahuddin Ahmed, who was acquitted by the special court in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks case, is elated. "I always said that my client was not involved and the court has upheld whatever I have said. I am happy that my client has been acquitted. I believed that he is innocent and being framed in the case. The court has taken into consideration all that we had contended and rightly acquitted Sabahuddin. I know that the state government will appeal against the verdict. I am prepared for such a legal battle. We have a very strong case."
"The prosecution had claimed that there were hand-drawn maps found with Sabahuddin and Fahim Ansari. The prosecution had said that these maps were drawn out and later handed over to the Lashkar-e-Tayiba who in turn provided the same maps to the gunmen who carried out the attack.. Such an attack would involve meticulous planning and modern equipment. In such an attack of such a magnitude, where such modern technology was used, there is no place for hand-drawn maps. While it proves that it was a foreign agency which carried out the attack, there is no proof to show that Sabahuddin was involved in it," Naqvi said.
"I had constantly said that the maps that were produced by the prosecution were immature and an attack of such a huge magnitude could not have been carried out with the help of such immature drawings as the prosecution had claimed. I am extremely happy with the judgement. We are ready to face the appeal by the prosecution before the high court and we will fight the case on the same lines as we did in the sessions court," Naqvi also told rediff.com.