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Kasab was curious to know about Laden`s killing

Last Updated: Friday, May 6, 2011 - 16:29

Mumbai: Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal
Amir Kasab, who is currently lodged in high security Arthur
Road jail here, appeared very curious and asked a volley of
questions on hearing the killing of al-Qaeda mastermind Osama
Bin Laden, a jail official said on Friday.
"Kasab had overheard about the Laden`s killing on
Wednesday while the security men guarding him were talking
about it. He then curiously started inquiring to know how
Laden was killed," the official said.

The gunman, who has been awarded death in the 26/11 case,
said `jihad me uski jaan gayi` (Laden lost his life in holy
war)`, the official informed.

Kasab, who often strikes a conversation with the security
men, wanted to know as to who had killed Laden and where he
died and all, the official said.

"But he was not told anything in detail. We simply told
him that Laden was killed by US security forces in Pakistan,"
he said.
Almost 10 years after the 9/11 terror strike, 54-year-old
Laden was killed by the US forces on Monday after being
hounded in special operation in Abbottabad in Pakistan.

The Bombay High Court, on February 21 this year,
confirmed the death penalty awarded to Kasab by the trial
court, while dismissing the government`s appeal against
acquittal of two Indians -- Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed.

Kasab is currently in a solitary confinement in a
bomb-proof egg-shaped cell at Arthur Road jail. He has also
sent a proposal to the Supreme Court through the jailer,
saying he wished to appeal against the High Court judgement.
The apex court is yet to accept the appeal.


First Published: Friday, May 6, 2011 - 16:29
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