Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, the only Lashkar-e-Tayyaba operative who survived the Mumbai 26/11 terror attack, looked bored with the usual court proceedings on Thursday.
But his frowning face changed when a piece of a cigarette lighter was taken out from the blue rucksack and placed before the special court of judge ML Tahaliyani as material evidence.
Dressed in a grey T-shirt and navy blue track pants, Kasab almost jumped out of his seat to take a look at the rucksack that he had carried when he went around gunning people in the city.
When the broken cigarette lighter was shown to Sheikh Nasiruddin, a panch witness, Kasab held an imaginary cigarette and lit it.
Those present in the courtroom burst out laughing seeing Kasab’s actions. Judge Tahaliyani intervened and asked Kasab to keep shut.
Nasiruddin, who had helped the police draw a panchnama, told the court that a map of Mumbai was found in the blue rucksack, which Kasab had left behind at the hospital. The witness also said that Malabar Hill and Mahim on the map were marked. A ruler used to find distances and locations was also recovered from Kasab’s bag.