Mumbai: What possible answer could Ajmal
Kasab, the Pakistani terrorist convicted in the 26/11 Mumbai
attacks case, have given to a Census query on `reasons of
Kasab, whose conviction and death sentence for his role
in the November 2008 attacks were upheld by the Bombay High
Court this week, was counted for the 15th National Census and
answered all the questions asked by the enumerators.
"A jail officer had met Kasab and got all the required
answers from him for the Census. Also, few details were given
by us on his behalf, such as his date of birth, address,
religion, mother-tongue, etc., from our records," said.
Rajendra Dhamne, Superintendent of the high security Arthur
Road prison here where Kasab is lodged.
As per the jail records, Kasab`s age is 23, he hails from
Faridkot, Pakistan, and has studied upto class 4th.
The questions related to reason of migration, nature of
work, marital status, education, religion, languages known,
source of income, nationality, etc.
"Kasab was counted for the census and like any other
individual, he had to answer a set of questions relating to
personal and professional details. We cannot reveal what he
told us," said Dr S D Thosar, Assistant Health Officer
All the 3,500 inmates at Arthur Road prison were counted.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation`s enumerators had
trained jail authorities on how to carry out the exercise in