26/11 attackers had left notes saying "this is pointer to war"

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Mumbai, Sep.9 (ANI): Police inspector Prakash Bhoite on Wednesday told a special trial court here that the terrorists involved in the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai, had planted two powerful bombs with timers in metal boxes at different places near the Taj Hotel with notes scribbled in Urdu saying "this is pointer to war".

Bhoite told Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam that one of the boxes in which these bombs and notes were found was located near the hotel where renovation work of Gateway of India was in progress. The second box was located near the Gokul Hotel behind Taj Hotel.

Both boxes contained eight kg of RDX with timers.

Nikam said that the version of the witness fortified the case of the prosecution that the aim of terrorists was not only to create terror in Mumbai but also to wage a war against India.

Bhoite said he was on duty at the Colaba Police station on the day of terror attacks when he heard the shots being fired outside.

He said he rushed outside and learnt that two persons had entered Taj Hotel after firing at customers inside and outside Cafe Leopold.

Bhoite further said he was asked to look for explosives, and during the search, he found two boxes near the Taj Hotel laden with explosives.

The bomb detection and disposal squad was immediately summoned which defused the bombs, he told the trial court. (ANI)

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