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No regrets, I will go to jannat: Kasav
[November 30, 2008]

No regrets, I will go to jannat: Kasav

MUMBAI, Dec 01, 2008 (Hindustan Times - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Mohammed Ajmal Mohammed Amir Kasav, who moved around the streets of south Mumbai and fired indiscriminately on Wednesday night, killing several people, has no regrets. He has hardly ever flinched during investigations. That's because Kasav says the act will take him to jannat as it was ordered by the almighty.

Kasav, though a fourth standard drop out, is fluent in English. He was the navigator for the group of 10 terrorists who kept the city, and country, on tenterhook for 62 long hours.

He is proficient in using computers and adept at latest technological devices. Kasav has told investigators that he could use the global positioning device (GPS) with precision and operate a satellite phone.

Rakesh Maria, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) said: "Ajmal (Kasav) is hands on when it comes to operating the GPS. And it was he who led us to the boat in which they came, from where we recovered a GPS and satellite phone."

Kasav, during interrogation, led police officials to Al Kuber, the boat terrorists used to enter Mumbai. He had specifically said that body of the Sarang -- the captain of the boat -- would be found in the engine room along with a GPS and a satellite phone. The information that was passed on to Coast Guards was found to be precise.

He also told investigators that Mumbai Police's quick reaction and intense retaliation had surprised him because of which he was forced to move out of Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) with his accomplice.

Kasav was sent with an instruction to take over CST along with his accomplice Ismail Khan, whose identity is still to be verified, and to hold fort for as much time as possible.

Once out of the station, Kasav depended solely on the digital maps, which the terror outfit had provided him to find his way to Cama hospital, Metro Cinema, Vidhan Bhavan, and later to Girgaum Chowpatty -- where his accomplice was gunned down and he was arrested.

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