Kasab confesses, asks court to end trial

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Azam Amir Kasav
Mumbai, Jul 20: Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist confessed his role in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and asked the judge to end the trial and announce the verdict.

Kasab made the confessions after requesting to speak to Special Judge M L Tahilyani and narrated the entire sequence of events right from setting off to India from Karachi till his arrest.

He also revealed names of his other Pakistani terrorists including Abu Hamza, Abu Zunjal, Abu Kafa and Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, who saw them off when they boarded a ship at Karachi.

Naming Lakhvi as 'the mastermind' behind the Mumbai terror attack, Kasav described in detail how he and his associate Abu Ismail (who was shot by the police) went to a CST public toilet and assembled one of the bombs by installing a timer in it for use later.

Kasab also said he was confessing now because Pakistan had 'disowned him'. The Pakistan federal investigators have named Kasab in a chargesheet concerning 26/11 trial.

Special Public Prosecutor for the 26/11 case, Ujjwal Nikam told media that the court will now examine Kasab's confession, to see whether it was made under some kind of pressure or whether it was voluntary.

"We were about to put the 135th witness in the case on the witness stand when Kasab stood up and said that he wanted to make a confession," Nikam stated.

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