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26/11 trial: Kasab denies knowing slain partner

mumbai Updated: Jan 13, 2010 00:52 IST
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Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab — the lone terrorist arrested in connection with the November 26, 2008 attacks — on Tuesday said he did not know any Abu Ismail, his alleged partner who was gunned down by the police at Girgaum Chowpatty.

“I don’t know any Ismail, I know only Abu — that means my father,” said the 21-year-old when special judge M.L. Tahaliyani asked him about the evidence pertaining to belongings of Ismail.

When the judge reminded him that his father did not visit him in India, Kasab said: “Police ne yeh bakheda khada kar rakha hai na, kaise ayenge bechare? (How would that humble man come, since the police have put me in this trouble?)”

He alleged that he was being framed in the terror attacks case because he was a Pakistani national.

“I had no gun,” said Kasab when the judge asked him about evidence of a forensic expert that nearly 50 empties recovered from various spots of attacks on November 26, 2008, had matched with an AK-47 rifle allegedly seized from him.

In his statement under Section 313 of the CrPC, Kasab has so far replied to 891 questions pertaining to the evidence against him. The special judge, on Tuesday, said his statement would most likely be completed on Friday, when the prime accused would face nearly 500 more questions.