Voluminous charge sheet against Kasab filed

February 25th, 2009 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Feb 25 (IANS) The police Wednesday filed a voluminous charge sheet against the lone captured terrorist of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Mohammed Ajmal Amir alias Kasab, before the court of the metropolitan magistrate here.
The charge sheet was filed on behalf of the police by Special Public Prosecutor Ujwal Nikam at the court, located barely 100 metres away from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, one of the main targets of the attack that left over 170 people dead and more than 300 injured.

Besides Kasab, the only terrorist nabbed alive, the charge sheet names at least 19 others, including some Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) activists like Fahim Ansari and Salauddin Mohammed, for their role in the Mumbai carnage.

The mammoth charge sheet, reportedly running into over 5,000 pages, marks the end of the first stage of police investigations into the dastardly terror attacks.

However, the charge sheet doesn’t include the confessional statement of Kasab on the Mumbai terror attacks of Nov 26-29 since the police have not yet got it from the court, said Joint Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria.

Even the 30 questions raised by Pakistan about the Mumbai terror attacks probe would not be included.

The chargesheet was filed in English, Marathi and Urdu.

Presently in police custody, Kasab is facing charges in at least 12 different cases. He is lodged in the high security precincts of the Arthur Road Jail in south-central Mumbai.

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