Ismail Khan, an accomplice of terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir Iman arrested during November 26 terror strikes, is the one who gunned down three police officials in a gun battle at Cama hospital, according to Ajmal's statement recorded by the police.
Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Hemant Karkare, Additional Commissioner of Police (ACP) Ashok Kamte and encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar were shot dead by Ismail Khan who opened fire at the trio after Ajmal sustained bullet injuries on his hand at the hospital, he said.
After their hostage plan in CST failed, Ajmal said, they moved ahead and got into a building (Cama Hospital).
The duo then decided to move out of the hospital when they saw a police vehicle reach the spot.
"After sometime another vehicle passed us and stopped some distance away," Ajmal said.
Karkare, Kamte and Salaskar arrived at the hospital in one of these two vehicles, he said.
"A police officer (one from the three officials) got off from the vehicle and started firing at us. A bullet hit my hand and my AK-47 fell out of my hand. When I bent to pick it up, another bullet hit me on the same hand," Ajmal said.
"Then Ismail opened fire at the officers in the vehicle. They got injured and firing from their side stopped. We waited for a while and went towards the vehicle," he said.
"There were three bodies in the vehicle. Ismail removed the bodies and drove the vehicle," Ajmal added.