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DNA samples from car match with 26/11 terrorists: expert

PTI  Mumbai, September 01, 2009
First Published: 20:18 IST(1/9/2009) | Last Updated: 20:21 IST(1/9/2009)

A forensic expert on Tuesday said DNA samples taken from articles recovered from the car used by 26/11 terrorists matched with the genetic footprints of slain terrorist Abu Ismael.

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The samples were taken from a weapon, blood and jacket belonging to Ismael collected from the stolen Skoda car, the witness told special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam.

The expert further said that DNA samples taken from terror sites --- Nariman House, Hotel Taj and Hotel Oberoi --- had also matched with those of slain terrorists.

The prosecution would tomorrow examine a witness whose father died when a bomb exploded in a taxi.

Lone surviving terrorist Ajmal Kasab and slain terrorist Abu Ismael had planted a bomb in a taxi which they left at CST.

The same taxi was hired by an advocate who did not board a Hyderabad-bound train because of terror strike at CST and decided to go to his daughter's house at Kandivali. The bomb exploded near Vile Parle in which the taxi driver and the advocate was killed.


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