All the ten terrorists who attacked Mumbai on November 26 carried fake student identity cards of different Indian colleges, which helped the city police identify them despite bodies of many of them being damaged beyond recognition, a senior police officer said on Tuesday.
The police also recovered their photographs from the fake ID cards and on Tuesday released eight of them.
"Most of the photographs were recovered from the fake college identity cards that were recovered from the bodies of the terrorists," Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Rakesh Maria said.
However, the ID cards of three terrorist were damaged and their photos could not be recovered from them, so, the police had to release the photographs of their dead bodies, he said.
Meanwhile, photo of one of the terrorists was not released since his body was badly charred. He has been identified as Nazeer alias Abu Umer by Mohammed Ajmal Amir Iman, the lone arrested terrorist, Maria said adding Nazeer was killed by NSG commandos at the Taj Hotel.
The police also released the names of the ten individuals on the basis of Ajmal's interrogation.