Mumbai, Feb 21 (PTI) "Badle tumne rang bahut, bahutbadle nakab; Fansi tak hamne tumhe la hi diya Kasab. (Youchanged colours, you changed masks; but in the end I broughtyou to the gallows)."
This is how public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam respondedto the confirmation of death sentence to Pakistani terroristAjmal Kasab in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks by the BombayHigh Court.
Describing 24-year-old Kasab as "nautanki kakhalnayak" (villain of a drama) and "atank ki andhi" (thestorm of terror), Nikam said the terrorist never showed anyremorse after being captured and even told a magistrate in hisconfessional statement that he felt sorry for arriving late atCST as there were fewer people whom he could kill.
"Kasab told the magistrate that he wanted moreterrorists to be ready for attacking India. He had no regretsfor what he had done," Nikam, who also led the prosecutionduring the trial, said."Kasab had been taught by his mentors to shift standif caught alive to confuse the authorities. He even tried tomislead the court by claiming he was a minor, but wefrustrated all his manoeuvres," Nikam (56), who has securedlife sentence for 615 accused and death penalty for 35 in hiscareer spanning over two decades, said.
"He (Kasab) is a trained commando and followsAl-Qaeda manual which teaches a terrorist to misguideauthorities if they are arrested...this is exactly whatKasab tried to do each time he was caught in a difficultsituation during the trial, Nikam said. .