Kasab answered all Census questions: officials

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Mumbai, Feb 25 (PTI) What possible answer Ajmal Kasabcould have given to a Census query on reasons of migration''?Only officials would know.

The Pakistani terrorist, whose conviction and deathsentence for the role in 26/11 Mumbai attack were upheld byBombay High Court this week, answered all the questions askedby Census enumerators.

Presently, Kasab is lodged at the high security ArthurRoad prison here. He was counted for the 15th National census.

"A jail officer had met Kasab and got all the requiredanswers from him for the Census. Also, few details were givenby us on his behalf, such as his date of birth, address,religion, mother-tongue, etc., from our records," saidRajendra Dhamne, Prison Superintendent.

As per the jail records, Kasab''s age is 23, and he hailsfrom Faridkot, Pakistan, and has studied upto std 4th.

The questions related to reason of migration, nature ofwork, marital status, education, religion, languages known,source of income, nationality, etc.

"Kasab was counted for the census and like any otherindividual, he had to answer a set of questions relating topersonal and professional details. We cannot reveal what hetold us," said Dr S D Thosar, Assistant Health Officer(Census).

All the 3,500 inmates at Arthur Road prison were counted.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation''s enumerators hadtrained jail authorities as to how to carry out the exercisein prisons. PTI KKP KRK

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