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Faces of Kasab, Ismail not clear: HC

The CCTV footage showing Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab and his slain accomplice Abu Ismail firing at people at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus on November 28, 2008, was viewed by the judges on Tuesday.

mumbai Updated: Oct 27, 2010 01:58 IST
HT Correspondent

The CCTV footage showing Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab and his slain accomplice Abu Ismail firing at people at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus on November 28, 2008, was viewed by the judges on Tuesday.

But the Bombay High Court noted that faces of the two Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives were not clearly visible.

A CD containing clear images of the pair perpetrating terror acts outside the railway station could not be screened due to some technical fault.

The division bench of Justices Ranjana Desai and RV More watched the footage in the conference hall of the high court building but, to the disappointment of the viewers, their faces were not clearly visible as events apparently unfolded at a considerable distance from the cameras.

The film showed the crucial 10 minutes at CST when the two had entered local trains after firing at people in the main hall of the terminal for long-distance trains. The film also showed a constable trying to fire at the duo but his gun got jammed. In desperation, he flung a chair at them but missed.

Special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam had on Monday told the court that the CCTV footages provided clinching evidence of Kasab and his partner creating terror at public places.

He later told the court that the faces of both could be seen clearly in a film, which would be shown to the court in due course.