Delhi (Web Desk): Former Indian inspector-general S M Mushrif has claimed that Ajmal Kasab, the only alleged assaulter of Mumbai terror attacks (November 2008) captured alive, was already arrested before 2006 from Kathmandu by the Indian agency RAW with the cooperation of Nepalese forces.
Mushrif stated in his book called ‘Who killed Karkare?’ that there were six individuals involved in the CST-Cama-Rangbhavan operation.
The inspector-general claimed that Ajmal Kasab was already in police custody when he claimed to be arrested in suspect of Mumbai attacks and there is no evidence linking him to the attack.
An eyewitness of the attack, Anita Uddaiya, who not only saw the attackers land at Badhwar Park but actually spoke to them, confirmed there were six individuals, and that Kasab was not one of them.
Anita was ultimately dropped as a prosecution witness after she refused to change her story and had a police case filed against her; yet she was able to identify the bodies of the six in J J Hospital, suggesting that she was a reliable witness.
From his experience as a police officer, Mushrif opines that recovering DNA samples or fingerprints from a fishing trawler or inflatable dinghy that had been at sea for hours would have been essentially impossible. He pours scorn on the “ridiculous” procedure whereby an accused whose pictures had been publicised for months was purportedly “identified” by witnesses, Himalmag writes while reviewing the book.
Like many others Ajmal was also arrested for the only purpose to be presented as a substantial ‘evidence’ for ‘terror attacks’ even before they took place.
The author also stated that kidnapping innocent people from Kathmandu and portraying them as terrorists after keeping them in custody is a very common practice in India.