Terrorists used outboat machine imported by Pakistan: 26/11 case

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Mumbai, Aug.13 (ANI): The terrorists allegedly involved in the Mumbai terror attack case had used an outboat machine, exported from Yamaha Motor Company in Japan to Pakistan, to reach Mumbai, said a representative of the Yamaha company deposing before the special court.

The special court is hearing the Mumbai terror attack case, via video conferencing from the FBI office in Los Angeles, which is for the first time that a witness from abroad has deposed via video conference link in a terror-related case in India.

The witness said the Yamaha machine was used in the boat by which the 10 terrorists, including lone surviving gunman Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, arrived at the Mumbai coast.

"The engine had been dispatched by the Yamaha Company in Japan to Business and Engineering Trends Company in Pakistan on January 20 last year," the witness told special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam.

The witness added that the machine was dispatched to the Karachi sea port in Pakistan and the payment was made in Japan itself,

Nikam also produced a letter on the company's letterhead, written and signed by Michelle, the Assistant Services Manager of Yamaha, stating that the machine was sent to Pakistan.

The letter was procured by the FBI during investigations. (ANI)

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