RAWALPINDI: One local court hearing cases against those allegedly involved in the planning of 26/11 Mumbai Attack was told that Ajmal Kasab was in fact alive and the one hanged in India was someone else.
According to the court correspondent, one school teacher appeared before the court on Thursday and maintained that his student Ajmal Kasab is alive and not involved in any terror act in India.
The school teacher, identified himself as Mudassir, was the headmaster of the school where Ajmal Kasab had studied. Mudassir even brought the educational records of Kasab and presented before the court.
When the court asked “When was the last time you met him (Kasab)?” Mudassir replied ‘only a few days ago and if court wishes Kasab could be presented in the court.’
He further said that he did not know the Ajmal Kasab who was hanged in India adding that Kasab was alive and could be produced in court if needed.
Indian authorities were able to arrest the lone survivor of 26/1 Mumbai Attack who then confessed of getting militant training in Pakistan. The relations with India were on literal stand still after the attacks as it accused the famous Hafiz Saeed of Jamat-ud-Dawa being the master mind of Mumbai Attack and demanded its arrest.
Initially, Pakistani authorities denied that Ajmal was a Pakistani national but later accepted the fact and also sent a judicial probe committee to meet Ajmal Kasab in India. However, the meeting never happened.
Ajmal Kasab was later hanged in November 2012 in a Pune jail.