Islamabad, Dec 12: Amir Kasav, father of Ajmal Amir Iman alias Azam Amir Kasav, the lone terrorist captured alive in connection with the Mumbai terror attacks admitted that Ajmal aka Kasav is his son. Britain's 'The Observer' newspaper had earlier reported that Kasav belonged to Faridkot of Pakistan.
Amir was quoted as saying, "I was in denial for the first couple of days, saying to myself it could not have been my son... Now I have accepted it. This is the truth. I have seen the picture in the newspaper. This is my son Ajmal." Faridkot is a village of about 2,500 people in Okara district of Punjab province. The Observer's correspondent had located Kasav's home and got hold of the voters' roll which had the names of his parents Amir Kasav and Noor as well as the numbers on their national identity cards.
Reports said that Kasav was frustrated with his family and left home about four year ago. He went to Lahore in search of job where he started getting involved in petty crimes. It is from here Kasav joined Lashkar-e-Toiba. Kasav is the third son of Amir.
"He had asked me for new clothes on Eid that I couldn't provide him. He got angry and left," said Amir Kasav. Reports say that the Kasav's handlers had promised him that his family would be compensated with Rs 150,000 after the completion of the Mumbai mission. However Amir said, "I don't sell my sons."
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)