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Kasab now tells court fishermen killed Solanki

Continuing to contradict the prosecution,lone arrested 26/11 gunman Ajmal Kasab on Friday suggested to the special court that the four fishermen who had set sail with Amarsinh Solanki,the navigator of fishing trawler M V Kuber,may have killed him and fled.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai |
January 16, 2010 12:54:34 am

Continuing to contradict the prosecution,lone arrested 26/11 gunman Ajmal Kasab on Friday suggested to the special court that the four fishermen who had set sail with Amarsinh Solanki,the navigator of fishing trawler M V Kuber,may have killed him and fled.

The court,which is now recording Kasab’s statement under Section 313 of the CrPC,had asked him whether he had any knowledge about Solanki’s death or why the four other fishermen who accompanied Solanki had not returned to

Gujarat.

Initially,Kasab said “Pata Nahin,(I don’t know).” Then he added that the four fishermen might have killed Solanki and left his body in the boat. At this,the court reprimanded him and said he did not have to put forth arguments and if he needs to do it at a later stage,he should assist his lawyer. Kasab then replied that he did not want to argue.

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The prosecution had put forth evidence to prove that Kasab had slit the throat of Solanki in the trawler — hijacked by terrorists— after they reached the Mumbai shore.

In December,while recording his statement in court,Kasab had retracted his confessional statement and said that he had never been on Kuber.

On Friday,he denied all charges on him regarding attacks on the Taj,Oberoi,Nariman House and Leopold Cafe. “I do not know the people who had opened fire and exploded bombs at these places on November 26,2008”.

He also denied any knowledge about the foreign nationals,including those from Japan,USA,France,Italy and Israel,killed in the attacks or their bodies having been sent to their respective countries.

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A total of 1,141 questions have been put to Kasab and the court would take two more days next week to conclude his final statement before taking up the same exercise with co-accused Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed.

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First published on: 16-01-2010 at 12:54:34 am

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