Mumbai- Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir ‘Kasab’ confessed to his crime before the Special Sessions Court at the Arthur Road jail in mumbai.
He said “Mujhe gunha kabool hai. I want to confess.” The lone surviving terrorist of the 26/11 attacks stunned the courtroom with these words, uttered just as the court was preparing to record the evidence of a witness.
Calm and composed, betraying no emotion, Ajmal spoke for about four hours about the carnage, his training and his first encounter with the Mujahideen in Pakistan.
He began his testimony with a description of his attack at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus along with his partner Abu Ismail. He traced their journey to the Cama Hospital and narrated the encounter at Girgaum Chowpatty.
Ajmal did not mention Lashkar-e-Taiba leader Hafiz Saeed, but he spoke of a ‘Saeed bhai,’ whose office instructed him to go to Shawai Nullah near Muzaffarabad.
Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said outside the court that it was the first time that Ajmal had named ‘Jundal’. The police would investigate into it. Calling Ajmal’s U-turn another ploy to mislead the court, Mr. Nikam said it was his ‘intelligence’ training at work.
The confession comes just two days after Pakistan filed a charge sheet against five Lashkar leaders in the 26/11 case.