Pak panel records statement of IO in 26/11 case

Last Updated: Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 16:25

Mumbai: The 8-member Judicial Commission
from Pakistan, here to record statements of four key witnesses
in the November 26 Mumbai terror attacks case, today took down
the versions of the Investigating Officer and two doctors (who
had conducted post-mortem of victims).

The proceedings were held in-camera before the Chief
Metropolitan Magistrate S S Shinde for the second day today.
Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam, who headed the
prosecution in 26/11 trial, was also present.

The Commission recorded the statement of Senior Inspector
Ramesh Mahale, who had investigated the terror attacks case.
Sources said that Mahale told the Commission how the lone
surviving Pakistani terrorist, Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, was
overpowered by police at Girgaum Chowpatty during the attacks.
Mahale also spoke of incidents in which Kasab had shot at
people and policemen, killing some and injuring many others.

Mahale also told the Commission that Kasab had disclosed
his role in the terror attacks voluntarily, and given a
confession before a Magistrate here.
Kasab was awarded death sentence by a Mumbai court and
his appeal is pending before the Supreme Court.

Later, the Commission recorded the statements of the two
doctors who conducted autopsies of 26/11 victims and the nine
slain terrorists, before winding up the proceedings.

The Commission had yesterday recorded the statement of
Magistrate R V Sawant-Waghule who had taken on record Kasab`s
confession soon after his arrest. Waghule told the panel that
Kasab had confessed to his role in attacks and had said that
he and nine others had been sent by Lashkar-e-Taiba to unleash
terror in Mumbai.
PTI



First Published: Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 16:25

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