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Not allowed to be present in court, angry Kasab spits at the camera

mumbai Updated: Oct 20, 2010 00:47 IST
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Pakistani gunman Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab is now throwing tantrums.

On Tuesday, Kasab was seen making angry gestures and arguing with policemen during a hearing in the Bombay High Court on confirmation of his death sentence.

Demanding that he be present in person for the hearing, the 23-year-old Pakistani national took out his frustration by spitting on the camera. The incident took place at the end of the morning session.

Kasab is attending the proceedings before the high court through a video link from the prison, where he has been lodged.

Disturbed by the outburst, a division bench of justice Ranjana Desai and justice Ranjit More asked defence lawyers, Amin Solkar and Farhana Shah, to speak to him on the same day.

They will convey Kasab’s message to the court on Wednesday.

Taking his arguments further, special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam informed the court that Kasab and his partner, Abu Ismail, had planned to kill all patients in Cama Hospital.

Nikam said the pair intended to take some hostages after killing the patients. However, they had to change their plan because of the prompt reaction of the hospital staff and police.

While the hospital staff closed the doors of all wards after they heard firing in the hospital compound, a small team of policemen, headed by additional commissioner of police Sadanand Date, challenged the duo on the sixth floor of the main building.

Reiterating the prosecution’s case, Nikam told the court that the duo had planned to go to Malabar Hill, and therefore they were looking for a vehicle when they came out of Cama Hospital.

He said the accused tried to kill the driver of a government vehicle, and later killed three senior police officers – ATS chief Hemant Karkare, additional commissioner of police Ashok Kamte, and encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar.