Kasab to be charged in court Wednesday (Lead)

February 24th, 2009 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Feb 24 (IANS) The long-awaited charge sheet against the lone captured terrorist of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Mohammed Ajmal Amir alias Kasab will be filed before a court here Wednesday, a police official said Tuesday.
The charge sheet also names 11 others, including some Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) activists, Joint Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria told the media Tueday evening.

“The mammoth charge sheet will not include the confessional statement of Kasab on the Mumbai terror attacks of Nov 26-29, 2008, since we have not yet got it from the court,” Maria said.

He said the 30 questions raised by Pakistan about the Mumbai terror attacks probe will not be included in the charge sheet since “Mumbai police have not got those questions”.

Besides Kasab, the charge sheet includes the names of the nabbed LeT activists Fahim Ansari and Salauddin Mohammed for their role in the terror attacks, he said.

The charge sheet running into more than 5,000 pages will be filed simultaneously in English, Marathi and Urdu, Maria said.

Kasab is the only terrorist caught alive from the group of 10 who attacked Mumbai Nov 26-29 last year, killing over 170 people and injuring more than 300.

Among the dead were 26 foreign nationals, 18 police personnel, and including the then Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare, additionl police commissioner Ashok Kamte and encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar.

Kasab is at present in police custody 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.

The charge sheet signals an end to the complicated probe into the terror attacks carried out by the Mumbai police with inputs from other agencies.

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