One 26/11 victim remains unidentified

Though 18 months have passed since the 26/11 terror attack in which 166 persons were killed, one victim of the carnage at CST railway station remains unidentified.

Updated: May 25, 2010, 00:13 AM IST

Mumbai: Though 18 months have passed since
the 26/11 terror attack in which 166 persons were killed, one
victim of the carnage at CST railway station remains
unidentified.

Even in the copy of the 1600-page judgment passed by
special Judge M L Tahaliyani, which was made available today
to PTI, the victim is listed as an "unidentified male" who
died due to fire arm injuries.

Lone surviving convict Ajmal Kasab and his deceased
accomplice had opened indiscriminate firing at Chhatrapati
Shivaji Terminus (CST). 54 persons were killed due to gunshot
wounds and grenades lobbed by the duo. The victims included
men, women and children who were waiting to take long distance
trains.

Authorities managed to establish the identities of all
the victims killed in the 26/11 attack, except one man shot
dead at CST who remains listed only as victim number 113 in
the court`s judgment. His unclaimed body is still at the J J
Hospital morgue.

The judgment discusses in detail the evidence given by
over 600 witnesses and the reasons for which the court found a
clear Pakistani hand in the conspiracy that went to planning
the deadly terror strike.

"Although there is no direct evidence, circumstantial
evidence proves that the conspiracy was hatched in Pakistan,"
Judge Tahaliyani said.

PTI