26/11 Mumbai attacks: Pakistani officials reveal attackers' training

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    ISLAMABAD: Pakistani officials have informed an anti-terrorism court in Rawalpindi the details of training received at Lashkar-e-Taiba camps by the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attacks.

    Judge Chaudhry Habibur Rehman Saturday recorded the statements of five inspectors of crime investigation department, who are prosecution witnesses, the daily Dawn reported Sunday.

    They informed him about the training received by the accused, including Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, alleged mastermind, at LeT camps in Karachi, Mansehra, Thatta and Muzaffarabad.

    Lakhvi, a resident of Okara district, is an expert in using improvised explosive devices. He also served as LeT commander in Pakistani Kashmir, the court heard.

    The inspectors informed the court that some of the accused also trained at sea near Karachi's Gadap town, according to the newspaper.

    The Federal Investigation Agency's special prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar Ali told the court that the witnesses recorded their statements without any pressure.

    Counsel for Lakhvi, Khwaja Mohammad Haris asked the witnesses whether they had witnessed the accused getting training at the LeT camps.

    They admitted that they had never visited the LeT places or witnessed the suspects getting training and had relied upon the reports of informers.

    Lakhvi's counsel said the witnesses had no direct knowledge of the involvement of his client in the attacks and had never shared their intelligence with the police.

    "If they knew that Lakhvi or other suspects were involved in suspicious activities then why they did not put their names in the Fourth Schedule to limit their movement.

    "The prosecution has fabricated a false story against the suspects and the statements of the five witnesses are part of that story," he alleged.

    A total of 166 people died in the terrorist attack in Mumbai in November 2008.

    26/11 Mumbai attacks: Pakistani officials reveal attackers' training - The Times of India
     
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    Ajmal Kasab hanged in Pune's Yerwada jail at 7.30 am



    President Pranab Mukherjee has rejected the mercy petition filed by Ajmal Kasab, the Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist sentenced to death for his role in the November 26, 2008 Mumbai terror attack.

    The decision was taken following the advice of the union home ministry, a highly placed source told The Indian Express. “All the papers have been signed,” the source said.

    Earlier in October, the Home Ministry had rejected the mercy plea of Kasab. The ministry had sent its recommendation to President Pranab Mukherjee.

    The Pakistani gunman who was lodged in the bomb-proof and an egg-shaped cell at the high-security Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai may have very quietly been shifted from to Pune's Yerwada Central Jail.

    Yerwada is well-equipped to hang the prime convict.

    The Supreme Court upheld Kasab's conviction and death sentence in August this year.

    Kasab was the only terrorist captured alive after the attacks in Mumbai that began on November 26, 2008.

    When Mukherjee took over as President in July this year, there were mercy petitions from 16 convicts sentenced to death in 11 cases pending with Rashtrapati Bhavan. Kasab’s petition, submitted after he took office, is the first to be decided by him.


    Ajmal Kasab hanged in Pune's Yerwada jail at 7.30 am
     

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