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Kasab reads books on fallen star, Arab conqueror

india Updated: Jul 23, 2009 17:05 IST

Stories on ‘a star which broke´ is among the books that arrested 22-year-old Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Kasab has read in jail during his recent trials where he admitted his guilt in 26/11 attacks.

‘Sitara jo toot gaya´ (the star which broke) is one of the four Urdu books that the gunman has read while lodged in a high security cell at Arthur Road jail in central Mumbai after he was given the tome by his lawyer Abbas Kazmi.

Kazmi, who presented the books to Kasab through jail authorities, had done so after receiving permission from the court and the book on stories had a major impact on the Pakistani national, sources said.

The gunman, who by his own admission has only studied upto primary school, has been influenced by the book and has been reading it over the last few days in his specially constructed cell in the jail, they said.

The other books the gunman has on his reading list are a book on magic and magicians titled ‘Talsim Kadah´, ‘Tibbe Nababi aur Jadded´ which deals with modern and traditional science and a book on Mohammed Bin Qasim.

The book about Qasim is regarding the first Arab who invaded Sindh in Punjab when he was a 17-year-old young, after being instructed to do so by the Caliph.