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Kasab remark: State govt to seek reply from Ujjwal Nikam

Eknath Khadse, senior most minister in Maharashtra govt, termed the lawyer’s statement as 'unfortunate'.

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Two days after public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam’s remark on executed terrorist Ajmal Kasab kicked up a row, the Maharashtra government on Sunday indicated that an explanation would be sought from the senior lawyer.

Nikam, special public prosecutor who had argued on behalf of the state during the 26/11 Mumbai attack trial, had disclosed on March 20 that the terror-attack accused Kasab’s demand for mutton biryani in jail was just a myth and was “concocted” to stop an “emotional wave” which was being created in favour of the militant.“Kasab never demanded biryani and was never served by the government. I concocted it to break an emotional atmosphere which was taking shape in favour of Kasab,” he had said.

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Eknath Khadse, senior most minister in Maharashtra government, termed the lawyer’s statement as “unfortunate”. “We will demand a clarification from him after discussing the matter with the CM (Devendra Fadnavis).”

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