FBI questions Kasav for 9 hours

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Mumbai, Dec 21: The Federal Bureau of Investigation officials grilled Azam Amir Kasav (the lone terrorist caught alive in connection with the 26/11 Mumbai terror strikes) for more than nine hours to ascertain about his role and handlers in Pakistan.

Official sources said that the FBI sleuths who are camping in the metropolis for over three weeks questioned Kasav, who is in the custody of Mumbai police. During the questioning session that lasted at a stretch for nine hours, the FBI sleuths asked the arrested Lashkar terrorist minor details about his native places even including the lanes and by-lanes of the area. Kasav hails from Ukkad area of Faridkot district in Pakistan.

He was also asked to explain the area were his training took place besides the people who had trained him in arms as well as the people who brainwashed him, the sources said. The 21-year-old terrorist told his interrogators that he had started his career as a petty thief in Lahore, where he was staying with his brother after dropping out of school in 2000. Thereafter, he shuttled between his brothers home and his parent's house till 2005.

He had a fight with his family members and left home to start work as a daily wager but later joined a small-time criminal gang. Here, he and one of his friends came across some Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) members while they were purchasing arms from a market in Rawalpindi.

OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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