Kasab planned to target Raj Bhavan too during the Mumbai attacks

April 20th, 2009 - 9:36 pm ICT by ANI  

Mumbai, Apr 20 (ANI): Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone survivour attacker of Mumbai terror attacks, and his associate Ismail Khan were also planning to attack the Raj Bhavan but could not succeed as they were overpowered by police at Chowpatty area of Mumbai.

Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam on Monday said that a map showing locations such as Chowpatty, Malabar Hill and Raj Bhavan was recovered from Ismail’s pocket.

“This was the same map allegedly made by accused Faheem Ansari for the conspirators. The map was given to a handwriting expert who said it was prepared by Faheem,” Ujjwal Nikam said.

Nikam said only Ismail knew the target at Malabar hill and had told Kasab that he would reveal it when they reached there.

“Both had stolen a Skoda car and were driving towards Malabar hill when an encounter broke out with police at Chowpatty. Ismail was killed and Kasab was captured alive,” Nikam added.

Although Kasab’s confession does not talk about their plans to strike Raj Bhavan, the place was marked prominently in brackets on the map seized from Ismail’s pocket after he was killed.

Kasab has been charged with criminal conspiracy, waging war against nation, committing robbery and has also been under various other Indian Penal Code sections.

Kasab has also been charged with the murder of Mumbai police officials Hemant Karkare, Tukaram Ombale, Vijay Salaskar, and Ashok Kamte.

Kasab has been booked for direct involvement in seven cases and as a co-conspirator in five cases. He has also been indirectly charged with killing people at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST). (ANI)

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