Yes, he argued his case very well. Some of the points are as follows:
- He had memorised the last ten surats of Quran and the entire ayat-ul-kursi so he was very religious minded.
- He confessed by admitting his mistake of eating jalebis. He did not eat alone rather distributed to a whole lot of children.
- He was totally unaware of the fact that the scholarship money would be handed over the next month otherwise he would never had finished the money on eating jalebis.