Man detained as his mobile contained images of Kasab, Dawood

A 27-year-old man whose mobile phone contained images of Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Kasab, underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and Taj Mahal Hotel in flames was detained today at the international airport here.

Last Updated: Sep 26, 2010, 18:55 PM IST

Mumbai: A 27-year-old man whose mobile
phone contained images of Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Kasab,
underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and Taj Mahal Hotel in flames
was detained today at the international airport here before he
was to take a flight to Saudi Arabia, police said.

The man, a native of Bihar, had misplaced his mobile
phone at the airport here yesterday.

He was to board Air India flight to Jeddah in Saudi
Arabia and was searching for his mobile but by that time, the
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) had found it, police
added.

"CISF found the objectionable photographs in the phone.
As the man claimed that it was his mobile, the securitymen
asked him why he was carrying these images in his mobile and
where he clicked them," a senior police official said.

"Subsequently, he was handed over to the city police. His
phone was carrying photographs of terrorists Masood Azhar,
Kasab, Dawood and the Taj Mahal Hotel in flames during Mumbai
terror attacks and others," the official said.

The man, who is a driver by profession, was not much
educated and he claimed that he had kept the images in his
mobile phone just for curiosity, DCP Satyanarayan Choudhary
said.

"We have recorded his statement. But so far it appears
that the man was not aware of the consequences of carrying
such images in the mobile," said another official.

PTI