Amid fears of a possible fidayeen attack on Ajmal Amir Kasab’s life, the Mumbai police began recording the confession of the lone surviving 26/11 attacker, at an undisclosed location on Thursday.
Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Rakesh Maria on Friday confirmed reports of the recording before a magistrate as per the provisions under Section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
Maria refused to disclose the location for security reasons and added that along with his statement, the judicial custody will facilitate the conduct of his identification parade before witnesses.
Kasab is expected to give the details of his training in the Lashkar camp, and his selection for, and voyage to Mumbai for the attack.
Meanwhile, Crime Branch sources said on Friday that the police obtained Kasab’s judicial custody on Wednesday to record his confession.
Maria said the confession would be submitted to the court along with the chargesheet, by next week.