Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, the gunman arrested in connection with 26/11 attack, had decided to confess on the very date of his arrest, as “he wanted others to draw inspiration from his acts.”
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate R.V. Sawant-Vaghule, who had recorded Kasab’s statement, told this to the special court on Wednesday. “He had no remorse for whatever he had done and instead wanted others to draw inspiration from his confessional statement,” said the magistrate.
“He had decided to confess on the very date of his arrest,” she added. During cross-examination she, however, could not explain why it took so long to record the 22-year-old’s confessional statement. Sawant-Vaghule said she had recorded Kasab’s confession behind closed doors in her chambers in presence of a uniformed policeman despite knowing that the high court manual mandated magistrates to record confessional statements in open court. She said she did not feel it necessary to send the accused for medical examination despite finding bullet marks on both his wrists.