Kasab pleads not guilty

MUMBAI: A Pakistani man on trial in India over last year’s Mumbai attacks today pleaded not guilty to all charges, denying his part in “waging war” against the country and slaughtering scores of people.

Mohammed Ajmal Kasab looked relaxed as he stood in the dock at a special prison court in the city and replied in Hindi to the 86-count indictment.

“It is all wrong,” he said. “I do not accept the charges.” The 21-year-old is accused of being part of a 10-member Islamist militant commando group that stormed India’s financial and entertainment capital last November, killing 166 and wounding over 300 in a three-day orgy of violence.