Deputy Police Commissioner Tanaji Ghadge, who questioned 26/11 gunman Mohammed Ajmal Kasab at a civic-run hospital here hours after he was nabbed, today said the attacker had confessed to being a Pakistani national and a member of terror outfit LeT during the first interrogation itself.
Ghadge, often seen questioning Kasab in the video footage that was leaked to the media, said, "The execution was required to send a strong message to the terror outfits."
The IPS officer, who was Assistant Police Commissioner (ACP) at the time of the heinous attack, said, "After Kasab was caught alive and taken to Nair Hospital, I immediately arranged a video camera to record his statement at the instructions of my seniors. I began questioning him a little after midnight."
"The terrorist not only admitted that he was from Pakistan but also revealed his name and said that he was part of the ten-member group from LeT that landed on the Mumbai shores to launch attack on select targets," he recalled.
The terrorist responded to many questions, Ghadge said adding, "When Kasab was caught alive, he pleaded
'maaro math' (don't kill me)."
The 26/11 convict had also stated that five groups with two members each had spread at different places to carry out attacks in the city, Ghadge said.
"Kasab had then revealed the names of his associates and which group attacked which site. My questioning was over by 4.30 AM on November 27, 2008," he said.
Ghadge was one of the officers who had sneaked into the Oberoi and rescued a few injured after the posh hotel was attacked by terrorists.
"It was nightmare that can never be forgotten," he said.
BS. You think Pakistan or ISI gives a rat’s ass worth to this “strong” message? That mastermind and poisonous head in the LeT snake pit, Hafez Sayeed is running around still spewing venom at India, while only Kasab this stupid, murderous sap brainwashed by this head butcher, got whacked.
Until Sayeed is fed live to the sharks or fed feet first into a meat grinder, the grisly Mumbai tragedy will not find closure for either the victims or the nation.
Well, let us see how long that pig Sayeed will hide in his hole. Some day he will step out to do a Haj or Umra, and he will get to meet his God in ways he did not plan for.