Mumbai Terrorists Had Dinner, Drinks, Paid Their Bill… Then Shot the Place Up
The terrorist siege on Mumbai is finally over.
Sharda Janardhan Chitikar, left, is consoled by a relative as she grieves the death of her two children in a terrorist attack while she waits for their bodies outside St. Georges Hospital in Mumbai, India, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008. (Boston.com/Gurinder Osan)
The two terrorists who opened fire near Leopold Cafe at Colaba had dinner and drinks at the restaurant popular with foreigners, and paid their bill before opening fire at random on Wednesday. .
This was revealed by a diner who was sitting a few tables away from the duo. Apparently, the police are taking his help to verify if the duo were among the terrorists who stormed Hotel Taj Mahal later that night. However, the police were not willing to confirm or deny that they have such a witness.
Mumbai Mirror learnt of this man from Santosh Solanki, 27, a driver from Colaba, who came across the witness while helping carry three dead bodies from the site of the mayhem at Colaba to a hospital.
He was on his way home at Colaba when around 9.30 pm he saw the remains of the mayhem near Leopold. Six persons had lost their lives and 15 were injured. While helping others transport three bodies to the hospital, he met a man whose revelation to the police left him stunned.
On the night of Wednesday-Thursday Azam Amir Kasav and his companion opened fire at at CST before creating havoc at Metro and then moving on to Girgaum Chowpatty in a stolen ambulance where he shot dead a police man.
The India Times reported:
His swaggering image as he walked around Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus dispensing death was captured by Mumbai Mirror photo editor Sebastian D’ souza, and was the first glimpse of the terrorists who have held Mumbai hostage over the last 48 hours.
Now we can also tell you who this man is and how he has become the vital link for investigating agencies to crack the terror plot.
His name is Azam Amir Kasav, he is 21 years old, speaks fluent English, hails from tehsil Gipalpura in Faridkot in Pakistan, and is the only terrorist from this audacious operation to have been captured alive.
An ATS spokesperson confirmed that the man captured was indeed the one photographed by us.
Azam was the only Mumbai terrorist who was captured alive.
Azam and his fellow terrorists took a trip to Mumbai months earlier posing as Malaysian students.
At least 5 Mumbai locals helped out the terrorists.
Let’s hope they don’t torture him or water board him to extract information.
That would deny him his rights.
Barcepundit has another roundup on the latest developments.
The Indians claim that the 10 terrorists took their orders from Pakistan.
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