A police officer told a special court today that Pakistani gunman Ajmal Kasab had confessed to him that he along with nine other LeT members had arrived from Pakistan after hijacking marine vessel 'Kuber' and committed terror acts in Mumbai on November 26 last year.
Sub-inspector Chandrakant Jadhav was being examined by the prosecution in an attempt to nail Kasab in the crime.
Jadhav said Kasab had told him, "Ten of us came from Karachi by Al-husseini and mid-way hijacked Indian boat Kuber. Four Kuber crew members were shifted to Al-husseini while we sailed in Kuber with its navigator Amarsingh Solanki till we reached near Mumbai coast. Then we killed the navigator."
The witness told special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam that Kasab had described how they killed the navigator by slashing his neck from behind and leaving his body in the engine room.
After Kasab made the confession, Jadhav took him and two other witnesses to 'Kuber' boat anchored at Sasoon Dock where they saw Solanki's body. A satellite phone and notebook was also found. These articles were seized and panchnama was drawn, Jadhav said.
The witness said some articles (allegedly belonging to the terrorists) were found from Kuber. These were 14 blankets, 15 jackets, eight empty diesel cans, toothpaste, tooth brushes, three boat covers, two cloth cleaning brushes, empty sugar bag, paper wheat flour bag and 'Pak' brand detergent powder. Some of the items had 'Made in Pakistan' labels.