Mumbai: A key prosecution witness today
testified in the trial court that locations shown in global
positioning system used by 26/11 terrorists to reach Mumbai
from Karachi, tallied with the route indicated in a diary
recovered from slain terrorist Abu Ismail.
"This indicated that as a precaution the terrorists had
mentioned the route in the diary which tallied with the ones
given in GPS," public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam told agencies.
The data retrieved from three GPS instruments recovered
from Kuber boat at the instance of captured gunman Mohammed
Ajmal Amir Kasab had been forwarded by police to a laboratory
of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) which revealed that
the ten gunmen had come from Karachi to Mumbai via sea route.
This data was contained in a map prepared by FBI which
was shown to the witness, a former Navy mariner, who further
corroborated the version of FBI that the terrorists had come
from Karachi in Pakistan.
The witness, Sandeep Shivni, was shown a diary in
which latitude and longitude of the route was stated. He read
the entries and said it tallied with locations shown in GPS.
The witness said GPS locations not only indicated that
terrorists came from Karachi but also showed certain targets
in Mumbai such as Badhwar Park, hotel Taj and Nariman House.
"This showed that targets were fed in GPS by the
terrorists before they started their journey," said Nikam.