State nails Kasab by showing him in CCTV footage in court
The Bombay High Court today viewed the CCTV footage of Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab and his slain accomplice in terror acts near CST, with a judge observing that their faces were clearly visible.mumbai Updated: Nov 23, 2010 20:54 IST
The Bombay High Court on Tuesday viewed the CCTV footage of Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab and his slain accomplice in terror acts near CST, with a judge observing that their faces were clearly visible.
The five-minute footage was shown to Judges Ranjana Desai and R V More of the division bench hearing confirmation of death sentence awarded to Kasab by the trial court.
After seeing the film, Justice Desai told Government Counsel Ujjwal Nikam, "This is the same Kasab who appears in the photographs produced before us as evidence. The faces of Kasab and Abu Ismael (slain accomplice) are very clear."
The film corroborates the pictures clicked by media photographers Sebastian D'souza and Sriram Vernekar of the two terrorists committing terror acts in Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Nikam said.
After firing at people in CST, the duo came down the foot overbridge near Times of India building. In the CCTV footage, the terrorists were seen moving with Ak-56 rifles.
The film showed that Kasab and Ismael tried to open the cars parked in the lane outside Times of India building but could not do so. Later, they went down the lane towards Cama hospital where they killed some people.