Kasab trial: Bombay HC seeks details about `Kuber`

Fishing vessel `Kuber` by which ten Pakistani terrorists, including Ajmal Kasab, arrived here to carry out 26/11 terror attacks became the focal point of arguments after the Bombay HC raised several queries regarding it.

Last Updated: Oct 25, 2010, 19:50 PM IST

Mumbai: Fishing vessel `Kuber` by which ten
Pakistani terrorists, including Ajmal Kasab, arrived here to
carry out 26/11 terror attacks became the focal point of
arguments on Monday after the Bombay High Court raised several
queries regarding it.

Justices Ranjana Desai and R V More, who are hearing
arguments on confirmation of death sentence awarded to lone
surviving Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab, asked government
counsel Ujjwal Nikam for exact details of when and how the
boat was traced.

Mumbai Police had claimed that Kasab and nine other
terrorists started their journey from Karachi in `Al-Husseni`
boat, and then hijacked `Kuber` in Indian waters and landed at
Badhwar park in south Mumbai before going separately in pairs
to their assigned locations.

According to the prosecution, Kasab had confessed that he
had killed the navigator of `Kuber`, Amar Singh Solanki, by
slitting his throat and kept the body in the cabin.

To reinforce his arguments, Nikam today read out Kasab`s
statement given to police and the panchnama of `Kuber` when
Kasab pointed out to Solanki`s body in the cabin.

The court, however, raised several queries as to when
Kasab revealed about the boat, who spotted it, where it was
found, who took Kasab to the boat, the exact time when the
`panchnama` of the boat was done.

PTI