New Delhi, Dec.4 : The lone terrorist who was picked up alive after last week's terror attacks, Ajmal Amir Kasav,has said that attackers were motivated to strike after seeing video footage of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Praveen Togadia "spitting venom" against jihad and Pakistan.
Police nabbed Kasav following an encounter.
'We were shown footage of Narendra Modi and Praveen Togadia,' Kasav told his interrogators. The interrogation report also says that the terrorists were shown footage of "Gujarat carnage and atrocities on Muslims in India" to rouse religious ill feelings.
He and other terrorists in the training camps were subjected to severe beatings by their trainers in order to develop resistance against any kind of interrogation. Ajmal also revealed that all the terrorists were involved in the attack were between 20 to 28 years of age. The terror group, which attacked Mumbai, was imparted training at various camps and in different groups, before assembling near Karachi,the interrogation has revealed.
'We never met earlier,all the 10 attackers met for the first time in September',Kasav has claimed. He said Mufti Sayeed, Fahadullah, Ustad Abdul Rahman and Abu Anus gave them maritime training and taught how to use the sophisticated weapons and grenades.
Investigators say that those of named by Ajmal as tutors, many had retired from Pakistan Army and were imparting training at Lashkar camps in coordination with the ISI. The first of the training camps took place in December last year, he said.