Articles used as evidence in 26/11 trial may be on display

Mumbai: If Mumbai police have their way, the articles used as evidence during the Mumbai terror attack trial would be kept on display in a museum.

There are plans to display some of the articles used by the terrorists in the Police Museum inside the premises of City Police Headquarters in south Mumbai, Joint Police Commissioner (Crime) Himanshu Roy told a news agency.

If decided, necessary permission for doing so would be sought, he said.

According to the police, the move would remind them of courage of their colleagues who fought the terrorists on November 26, 2008.

Police sources said the articles which would be displayed include GPS devices, Nokia mobile handsets, satellite phones, blankets, towels, jackets, haver sacks, head phones, water bottle, dinghy, Yamaha engine, toothbrushes, detergent powder, tissue paper, AK 47 and pistols.

The museum provides a fascinating insight into the history of the Mumbai police. Besides original firearms and uniforms used by the city police, it also focuses on the evolution of the force.

Meanwhile, discussion to dispose of 24 kgs of RDX recovered from the target spots of the 26/11 terror attack is on, sources added.

Bringing the curtains down on one of the fastest trials in a terror case, Pakistani gunman Ajmal Amir Kasab was yesterday sentenced to death for the 26/11 Mumbai attacks in which 166 people were killed.