Mumbai, Nov 3: The 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks trail took an unexpected turn when a CD of a telephonic conversation between an Israeli officer and terrorists was played in the special court.
This new piece of evidence has raised several question over the attack on Nariman house where few Jews were taken hostage during the Nov 26, 2008 attacks in Mumbai.
In the recorded conversation, and Israeli officer is heard asking one of the two terrorists identified as Imran Babar and Nasir if they had hurt or killed anyone in Nariman house.
Responding to the question, a terrorist is reportedly heard saying, "Abhi tak kisi ko thappad tak nahin mara hai (we have not even slapped anyone)."
"We are working very hard and we want to be helpful. If you want us to be helpful, no one should be hurt, otherwise we cannot negotiate. Don't lose patience," said the officer in the telephonic conversation intercepted by the police.
This has raised the question if the Israeli authorities were willing to negotiate with 26/11 perpetrators or if they were just buying more time.