Articles by Charul Shah
The acquittal of Lalit D’Souza from charges of attempt to murder barely two days after the public prosecutors failed to get a conviction in the kidnap and murder case of Mumbai teen Adnan Patrawala points to lack of legal knowledge and poor investigation by the police, say lawyers. Charul Shah reports.
Wednesday was judgement day for the D’Souza siblings. Both of them — hotelier Lalit D’Souza and his elder sister Lorna — reached the court on time.
Two young interpreters helped the court communicate with the accused. The duo, from Somalia and Uganda respectively – study in Pune and helped read out the charges to the accused.
Interpol’s plea was rejected as it didn’t specify the date and time during which it wanted to question the accused.
Trial to begin after charges are framed against 15 remaining pirates by Feb 16.