Kasab denies coming to Mumbai through sea route

Ajmal Kasaab

Kasab told the special court, which is recording his final statement on prosecution evidence, that he had not undergone any training at the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) camp in Pakistan and that his confessional statement before a magistrate is wrong.

"Main kasam khake keh sakta hoon ki yeh bayaan mera nahi hai...Yeh police ki banayi hui statement hai...(I can swear this is not my statement...Police have prepared this statement)," he said.
Asked by the judge if LeT operatives and wanted accused Hafeez Sayed and Zaki-ur-Lakhvi had told the 10 terrorists that India's economic strength had to be attacked, Kasab said he does not know anything.
He denied seeing video footages, photographs and maps of CST, Hotel Taj and Trident, Nariman House and Leopold Cafe. According to the prosecution, the two other arrested accused in the case - Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed - had prepared maps of the sites and provided them to the conspirators.

"I heard of Faheem and Sabauddin for the first time in this court. I had no idea who they were before this," Kasab, clad in a white kurta-pyjama, said.
The gunman repeated his allegation of torture and claimed police gave him electric shocks if he refused to memorise the statement prepared by them.
Asked by the court if he knew Bashir who was also present at the training camp, Kasab said, "I know only one Bashir saab...he used to teach Urdu in my school when I was small. I do know any other Bashir."
Kasab said the police had shown him photographs of the bomb recovered from CST and the GPS system.

"Maine woh GPS...peela sa mobile...pehli baar court main dekha...mujhe nahi maloom usse kaise use karte hai...(I saw the GPS for the first time in court and I do not know how to use it)," he said.
Special judge M L Tahaliyani was putting questions to Kasab on the basis of his confession before a magistrate in February.
Kasab, Faheem and Sabauddin are facing trial for conspiracy and their involvement in the 26/11 terror strikes that killed 166 people and injured several others.

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