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Witnesses identify weapons in 26/11 terror case

india Updated: May 14, 2009 20:10 IST

Two witnesses in the November 26 terror attack case on Thursday identified weapons used by slain terrorist Abu Ismael and captured gunman Mohammed Amir Ajmal Kasab, while prosecution said assailants carried fake Identity cards of an Indian college to conceal they were from Pakistan.

Two AK-47 rifles, two pistols and a hand grenade belonging to the duo and a fake I-card of Ismael were produced in the court before the two witnesses, who identified them saying these were recovered from a Skoda car in their presence.

As weapons were displayed, Kasab sat expressionless along with co-accused Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed.

Two AK-47 rifles, two pistols and a fake I-card with Ismael's photo issued by Arunodaya degree and PG College, Hyderabad, was found from a Skoda car, one of the witnesses, Shashikant Pawar, told special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam.

It is the case of the prosecution that the duo had forcibly taken Skoda car from its owner at gunpoint and drove towards Girgaum Chowpatty to commit further crime. Kasab was using the AK-47 rifle he brought from Pakistan, while Ismael snatched one from police officer Ashok Kamthe after killing him.

One AK-47 rifle was recovered from underneath the driver's seat (indicating it was carried by Ismael as he was driving the car) and the other from Kasab. Also, one pistol was seized from Kasab while the other from the road on right side of the car where Ismael was sitting.