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Vacant land in Bangalore is Kasab’s address on ID card

india Updated: Jun 18, 2009 01:07 IST
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The address on the fake identity card of suspected Lashkar-e-Tayyeba operative Ajmal Amir Kasab, was of an open plot owned by the wife of a Bangalore-based entrepreneur Usha Shivkumar.

The 37-year-old woman, who deposed before the special court on Wednesday also produced papers to show her title of ownership of the plot.

She said she did not know Kasab, who was caught alive during the 26/11 terror strike in the city.

The identity card recovered from Kasab had his name as Samir Choudhary. The witness told the court that the Arunodhaya Degree and PG College mentioned in the identity card did not exist — neither in Hyderabad or Bangalore.

On Wednesday, two more prosecution witnesses — a railway policeman and a diesel engine helper — identified Kasab as one of the terrorists who had shot at them and many others on November 26, 2008, at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.

Railway Protection Force inspector Kiran Bhosale, who witnessed the brutal killing inside general hall of the mainline station, later fired 22 rounds on the two terrorists — Kasab and Abu Ismail.

Bhosale had faced them along with two senior colleagues from the Railway Protection Force. All of them fired several rounds on the attackers, but none hit them.

The diesel engine helper Vishal Kardak had a narrow escape — he had crossed the gun-totting attackers seconds before Ismail lobbed the first grenade inside the mainline general hall.

He witnessed the initial bloodbath inside the general hall until he fell down as a bullet, fired by one of the attackers, brushed between his head and left ear.

The CCTV footages capturing the movements of Kasab and Ismail inside the local line part of CST would be screened in the special court on Thursday.