Bombay HC views CCTV footage of Kasab, Ismael in terror acts
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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 18:59
Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday watched the CCTV footage of Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab and his accomplice Abu Ismael unleashing terror at Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks but their faces were not clearly visible.

Another CD, claimed to be containing clear images of the duo perpetrating terror acts outside CST near the Times of India building, could not be screened due to some technical fault.

Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam later told reporters that the faces of both could be seen clearly in the film which would be shown to the Court in due course.

Justice Ranjana Desai and Justice R V More saw the CCTV footage of Kasab and Ismael in the conference hall of the High Court but, to the disappointment of the viewers, their faces were not clearly visible as events apparently unfolded at a considerable distance from the cameras.

The film showed the crucial ten minutes at CST from 2207 hours on November 26, 2008, when the two terrorists had entered locals cubicle after firing at people in the main hall of the terminal for long distance trains.

The film showed that a constable tried to fire at the duo but his gun got jammed. In desperation, he flung a chair at them but missed.

Nikam said the CCTV footages provided clinching evidence of Kasab and his partner creating terror at public places by killing people mercilessly.

The CCTV cameras installed at the CST and outside the Times of India building (opposite CST) had captured images of Kasab and Ismael moving around with guns and firing at people.

At CST, Kasab and Ismael had opened fire at people waiting in the main hall for long distance trains during 26/11 attacks, killing 52 and injuring 108.

The duo came out from the rear entrance of CST and got down at an overbridge near the TOI building. Their images were captured by CCTV camera installed there.

Kasab had also fired at a photojournalist who was clicking pictures of the two terrorists from the second floor but the man ducked just in time and escaped unhurt.


First Published: Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 18:59

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