Kasab showed no remorse: Ujjwal Nikam
With just a couple of days left for the 26/11 court to pronounce its judgement in the Mumbai terror attack case, prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam today said the case was a big challenge.
Mumbai: With just a couple of days left for
the 26/11 court to pronounce its judgement in the Mumbai
terror attack case, prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam today said the
case was a big challenge, but is confident that he will secure
conviction of its perpetrator Ajmal Kasab and two Indian
Nikam, who has an enviable track record of securing death
penalty for 37 accused and life term to 627 in his career
spanning over three decades, is confident that Kasab, the lone
26/11 gunman captured, will be punished despite his repeated
attempts to "misguide" the court.
"Kasab ka hisaab zaroor hoga (Kasab will be made
accountable)," he told PTI.
Nikam said the Pakistani gunman never showed any signs of
remorse during the nearly year-long trial and conducted
himself very casually in the court.
"Though he appeared restless when eye-witnesses recounted
the 26/11 attacks and identified him in the court, there was
not even once any sign of remorse," he said.
Kasab is a trained commando and follows al-Qaeda manual
which teaches a terrorist to misguide authorities when
arrested, he said.
"But we have marshalled enough evidence against Kasab and
two other accused -- Fahim Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed -- and
are confident that we will succeed in nailing them," he said.
Acknowledging that the 26/11 trial was a "great
challenge", Nikam said his job was not only to establish
Kasab`s guilt but also to "expose the veil of LeT which used
the security apparatus of Pakistan to unleash terror in
While Kasab has been charged for murdering 166 people and
causing injuries to over 300, Ansari and Ahmed are accused of
preparing the maps of terror targets and passing them on to
Pakistan-based terror outfit LeT.