Mumbai: The 2008 Mumbai terror strikes that came about on 26/11 have been initially deliberate for September 27 that yr and the Lashkar-e-Taiba wished terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab, who was the one one to be nabbed alive, was alleged to have a Hindu identification. Furthermore, the absconder Indian mafia don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar had plans to get rid of him.
These sensational revelations have come within the high-profile ex-Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria’s guide “Let Me Say It Now”, launched right here on Monday.
In line with Maria, the LeT wished him to be killed as a Bengaluru resident “Samir Dinesh Chaudhari”, with a purple thread tied round his wrist to painting the assault as a case of “Hindu Terror”.
Nonetheless, that plan didn’t work out and the police nabbed Ajmal Amir Kasab, who was from Faridkot in Pakistan.
The assaults have been initially deliberate for September 27, 2008, which was the 27th day of Ramadan fasting, however for causes Maria has not specified, it was postponed to lastly occur after two months, on November 26 that yr.
Maria additionally revealed that the fugitive mafia don, Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar — who’s a wished accused within the March 1993 Mumbai serial assaults — had satirically been assigned the duty of killing Kasab with the assistance of LeT and Pakistan’s ISI. This could ostensibly erase the one dwelling proof of their heinous act.
Each the instances (1993 and 2008) have been investigated by the previous Mumbai ex-top cop.
Accordingly, Maria stated it grew to become his “first priority” to make sure Kasab’s security, notably in view of perceptible anger and hostility among the many Mumbai Police personnel, in addition to the exterior threats.
The Mumbai policemen’s angst stemmed from the truth that round 16 Mumbai Police personnel, in addition to a minimum of two NSG commandos have been killed within the 60-hour terror operation at 11 areas in exactly a five-square km space of south Mumbai in 2008, plus the 150 civilian casualties together with round 26 foreigners.
Citing earlier studies that the 26/11 attackers carried faux identification playing cards of Hyderabad’s Arunodaya School, he stated that related fraudulent ICard was deliberate even for Kasab.
Kasab and his good friend Muzaffar Lal Khan had joined LeT for robberies to enhance their monetary nicely being, get weapons and coaching to realize this, and had nothing to with ‘jihad’ (holy campaign), Maria says within the guide.
After Kasab’s arrest, Maria who had interrogated him stated he (Kasab) believed that Muslims have been barred from providing ‘namaaz’ and mosques have been locked up in India.
To clear his misconceptions, Maria instructed Ramesh Mahale, one of many investigating staff members, to take him to a mosque close to Metro Cinema in a car.
Witnessing the ‘namaaz’ in progress along with his eyes, Kasab was fairly bewildered as he even thought of the every day 5 instances ‘azaan’ (name to prayer for the Muslim trustworthy) — which he may hear within the police lockup — as a figment of his creativeness.
Throughout his a number of days of interrogation of Kasab after arrest, Maria stated he acquired a deep perception into the psyche of terrorists’ operations, and the every day interactions solid a type of bond between them, with Kasab quickly addressing him respectfully as ‘Janab’ (Sir).
Kasab, 25, underwent a full trial in Indian courts and was lastly hanged secretly in Pune’s Yerawada Central Jail on November 21, 2012 and buried at an unknown location.