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Kasab reveals more details; court adjourns case

india Updated: Jul 21, 2009 14:51 IST

Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir alias Kasab continued his confessional statement about his role in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack on Tuesday before the matter was adjourned for a day by Special Judge M L Tahilyani, who also barred the media from reporting some portions of his revelations.

Tahilyani's order came when Kasab revealed the intentions behind the Nov 26, 2008 terror strikes in Mumbai on the second day of his confession before the Special Court.

After he spoke about the motives, Tahilyani passed an order restraining the media from reporting parts of it on grounds that it could create communal disharmony in the country.

Kasab, who shocked the courtroom with his confession Monday, revealed more details of the attack at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) along with his associate Abu Ismail.

He said they were under instructions to first start shooting at people, take hostages and then kill anyone who attempted to rescue the hostages.

After his confession was complete, Tahilyani adjourned the matter till Wednesday.

In a dramatic twist to the ongoing trial, Kasab suddenly confessed in the court Monday to his involvement in the 26/11 terror attacks in this financial capital. He admitted he is a Pakistani national and also recounted in full detail how he and his nine associates - all killed by the police during the 60-hour-long combined security operations - carried out the terror mayhem.

He also revealed before the stunned courtroom names of his Pakistani handlers, including Abu Hamza, Abu Jundal, Abu Kafa and Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, who saw them off when they boarded a ship at Karachi.

Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam had termed Kasab's surprise confession as "a victory of truth and victory for the prosecution" while Chief Minister Ashok Chavan had urged that death sentence be pronounced.