`Kasab`s confession to help Pak nail down 26/11 suspects`

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 13:39

Islamabad: The confession by Ajmal Kasab,
the lone terrorist captured for the Mumbai attacks, will help
Pakistani authorities to "nail down" his collaborators and
handlers, including LeT operations chief Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi
currently undergoing trial in connection with 26/11 strikes.

The surprising confession yesterday in a special court
in Mumbai had "dashed all hopes of the under-trial LeT
militants in Pakistan who had been in high spirits following"
Kasab`s earlier statement in which he had said he was not
guilty, sources in the interior ministry told The News daily.

Kasab`s decision to give details of the conspiracy
behind the Mumbai attacks would make it easy for Pakistani
authorities to "nail down" the five LeT operatives undergoing
trial in an anti-terrorism court in the garrison city of
Rawalpindi, the sources said.

On May 6, Kasab had told the special court in Mumbai
that he was not guilty. He had also retracted an earlier
confessional statement, claiming it was extracted through
torture.

His dramatic confession came two days after the
Special Investigation Group of the Federal Investigation
Agency submitted a second chargesheet in the anti-terrorism
court against the five LeT operatives, including Lakhvi, Zarar
Shah, Abu al-Qama, Shahid Jamil Riaz and Hamad Amin Sadiq.

Bureau Report



First Published: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 13:39
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