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Kasab curious to know about Laden

mumbai Updated: May 06, 2011 15:40 IST

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Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, who is currently lodged in high security Arthur Road jail here, appeared very curious and asked a volley of questions on hearing the killing of al-Qaeda mastermind Osama Bin Laden, a jail official said today.

"Kasab had overheard about the Laden's killing on Wednesday while the security men guarding him were talking about it.

He then curiously started inquiring to know how Laden was killed," the official said. The gunman, who has been awarded death in the 26/11 case, said 'jihad me uski jaan gayi' (Laden lost his life in holy war)', the official informed. Kasab, who often strikes a conversation with the security men, wanted to know as to who had killed Laden and where he died and all, the official said. "But he was not told anything in detail.

We simply told him that Laden was killed by US security forces in Pakistan," he said. Almost 10 years after the 9/11 terror strike, 54-year-old Laden was killed by the US forces on Monday after being hounded in special operation in Abbottabad in Pakistan. The Bombay High Court, on February 21 this year, confirmed the death penalty awarded to Kasab by the trial court, while dismissing the government's appeal against acquittal of two Indians -- Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed.

Kasab is currently in a solitary confinement in a bomb-proof egg-shaped cell at Arthur Road jail. He has also sent a proposal to the Supreme Court through the jailer, saying he wished to appeal against the High Court judgement. The apex court is yet to accept the appeal.