Pakistani gunman Ajmal Kasab on Monday said he had no faith in Indian courts and pleaded for transfer of the 26/11 case to an international court but his plea was rejected on the ground that it was "misconceived".
"I have no faith in Indian courts and this case may be transferred to an international court," pleaded Kasab in an application to the court.
Judge M L Tahaliyani rejected Kasab's plea saying "it is misconceived".
Kasab, facing charges of killing 183 people and injuring several others in the Mumbai attacks along with other suspected Laskher-e-Taiba operatives, had moved the application written in his own hand in Urdu.
The application was filed through jail authorities who translated it into Marathi and produced before the court.
Tahaliyani asked Kasab whether he had written the application and he replied "ji huzoor" (yes, sir).
In another development, Tahaliyani also rejected the plea of co-accused Fahim Ansari to stay the proceedings on the ground that he had filed a petition in the Bombay High Court seeking transfer of 26/11 case to some other court alleging that the recording of evidence was incorrect.
"This is yet another attempt by the accused to delay the trial", noted Tahaliyani while rejecting Fahim's plea to stay the proceedings. PTI