Saturday, November 29, 2008

MUMBAI: Arrested terrorist says the gang hoped to get away

Mumbai, Saturday 29 November 2008: The lone terrorist nabbed alive by NSG commandos has reportedly told his Mumbai Police interrogators that he and his 39 colleagues were given the impression that they would come back alive after carrying out their mission of mayhem in India’s commercial capital.

Ajmal Amir Kasab revealed that the terrorists were scheduled to sail out of Mumbai on Thursday, adding that their recruiters had even charted out the course to be taken with the help of a global positioning system device. Kasab also told police they had done a reccee of Mumbai few months ago. He said he had come along with eight operatives, posing as students and lived in a rented room at Colaba market.

According to Ajmal, the Lashkar-e-Taiba had trained all terrorists in marine warfare. According to one report, they received training in a special course called Daura-e-Shifa that converts a routine terror strike and into a specialized commando raid.

Arrested terrorist says the gang hoped to get away
Kerala Online, India