Ajmal Kasab spins more yarn

I have never seen Kuber boat, claims Pakistani terrorist on trial

Ajmal Kasab spins more yarn


The court is recording Kasab’s statement on the evidence — oral as well as documentary — presented by the prosecution. The evidence includes eyewitness accounts as well as live photographs and CCTV footages nailing Kasab, who has come out with an alibi saying that the terrorist seen by the world was “not me, but my look-alike.” Kuber was the Indian fishing trawler which was hijacked by the 10 Pakistani terrorists off Gujarat coast prior to 26/11 attacks. All the fishermen on board were murdered while the navigator Solanki was forced at the gunpoint to sail the trawler to Mumbai.

Eventually, on reaching Mumbai waters on 26/11 late evening, Kasab murdered Solanki as well by slashing his throat open. The ultras then inflated a rubber dinghy and sailed to the fishermen’s colony in South Mumbai.
All this had been related by Kasab himself to the Crime Branch when he was nabbed at Chowpatti on the same 26/11 night a few hours after landing. On the basis of the information given by him, the Coast Guard had located the abandoned trawler. Kasab had then identified the body of the navigator.
But Kasab is now desperate to save his skin. He swore that he had not seen Kuber in his life. “I did not tell the police anything about Kuber boat or the dead body found on it,” the terrorist claimed.

“I have never seen Kuber boat; the Crime Branch and the FBI had shown me pictures of Kuber and my clothes and articles seized from the boat.
These articles must belong to either the fishermen or the smugglers. The AK 47 rifle may belong to the police and it is not mine,” the terrorist added.
An identity card recovered from his trouser pocket was shown to Kasab in the court, but he refused to identify himself. “It’s not me. The trousers are not mine, I was wearing leather pants,” he stated.
Similarly, about the money seized from him, he said it was not his money.
Kasab said Crime Branch officers threatened to give him electric shocks to make him give  a confession before the magistrate in February this year.

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