Skip to comments.I WANT TO LIVE (terrorist from Mumbai train station captured alive)
Posted on 11/29/2008 10:48:24 AM PST by angkor
His swaggering image as he walked around Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus was captured by Mumbai Mirror photo editor Sebastian DSouza, 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.
On the night of Wednesday-Thursday, Azam and his colleague opened fire at CST before creating havoc at Metro and then moving on to Girgaum Chowpatty in a stolen Skoda, and where they were intercepted by a team from the Gamdevi police station. Azam shot dead assistant police inspector Tukaram Umbale.
But in that encounter, Azams colleague was killed and he himself was injured in the hand. He pretended to be dead giving rise to the news that two terrorists had been killed. However, as the bodies were being taken to Nair Hospital, the accompanying cops, figured that one of the men was breathing.
According to sources, the casualty ward of Nair hospital was evacuated and the Anti-Terror Squad moved in to interrogate him. Azam who was tightlipped initially, cracked upon seeing the mutilated body of his colleague and pleaded with the medical staff at Nair to save his life. I do not want to die, he reportedly said. Please put me on saline.
Ammunition, a satellite phone and a layout plan of CST was recovered from him. According to sources, the young terrorist has given the investigators vital leads including how the chief planner of the Mumbai terror plot had come to the city a month ago, took pictures and filmed strategic locations and trained their group and instructed them to kill till the last breath. Every man was given six to seven magazines with fifty bullets each, eight hand grenades per terrorist with one AK-57, an automatic loading revolver and a supply of dry fruits.
Azam reportedly disclosed that the group left Karachi in one boat and upon reaching Gujarat they hoisted a white flag on their boat and were intercepted by two officers of the coast guard near Porbandar and while they were being questioned, one of the terrorists grappled with one of the officers, slit his throat and threw the body in the boat. The other officer was told to help the group reach Mumbai. When they were four nautical miles away from Mumbai, there were three speedboats waiting for them where the other coastguard officer was killed. All the ammo was then shifted into these three speedboats. They reached Colaba jetty on Wednesday night and the ten men broke up into groups of two each. Four of these men went to the Taj Mahal hotel, two of them to the Trident hotel, two towards Nariman Point at Colaba and two of which Azam was one, moved to CST.
Azam, who was Nair hospital for nearly four hours, was taken away by the intelligence agencies in the early hours of Thursday to an unknown location after the hospital authorities had removed the bullet from his hand and declared that his condition was stable.
But it seems the police grilling was so intense that before he left the hospital for an undisclosed location, he pleaded with the police and the medical staff to kill him. Now, I dont want to live, he said.
sorry for not posting the pic, the site was running very sluggishly as i was trying to get the photo URL
uhhh, might want to review that link you posted.
The “1,000 round drum” is for an AirSoft gun. It shoots BB sized plastic pellets. If it held 1,000 rounds of AK47 ammo you would need a 2 wheeled cart to carry the gun and ammo around..
My only offer would be this: You’re gonna die either way. Tell us everything you know and we’ll kill you and bury you. Give us any reason to think you’re lying and we feed your remains to a pack of wild dogs - and do do on TV.
The official Indian policy on capital punishment I believe, is to let the body dangle from a rope 5 minutes after the trapdoor opens and then wait for a doctor's certification.
Or else, instead of blowing up ALL the mosques, return them to use as the Christian churches, Hindu temples, and every other groups’ worship buildings they used to be before the koranimals invaded and massacred most of the original inhabitants and forced the survivors to become muslim over the past 1400 years.
You mean Obama?
I know of a North Korean interrogation technique that uses a series of glass rods and a man’s urethra. I honestly do not know the details that follow, but I feel certain that it isn’t pretty.
I think the Indians should make a few calls.
As for the photographer I agree. I would like to reserve my opinion about his report of the police though. He though they could get them...maybe...but they may have had orders for a different plan...I don't know. I don't want to bad mouth these men who fought and some died to end this though. People see situations differently, sometimes. Time will tell.
I may be wrong, but the Hindu method of waterboarding is different. They actually tie the prep to a board then then hold him under water for about five minuites. When the five minuites are up they plug in a toaster and toss it into the tub the prep is in. Saddly though, they have been un able to get any information from the terrorists. They are trying to find out whats wrong with their waterboard.
You are right. I just thought “If I post that the drums are 75 rounds, some one will come up with some mod drum with a gazillion rounds.” So I googled it. However, I could see mongo drum able to carry 1000 rounds, but it would probably extend out a ways.... and would have to be really bizarrely engineered with some kind of belt. I just bot a thousand rounds. If you had a drum big enough for it, it (the weapon) would have to be on a tripod, I guess.
Do you have a good source for 7.62, btw? Cheaper than dirt is on back order. Most places are sold out.
Medical care in Pockistan is so poor, that all people know are saline and glucose. He might just as easily have said, “I don’t want to die. Please put me on glucose.”
No, No, No, Terrorism is a police issue not military. Thats how clinton handled it and the chosen one seems to feel thats the only fair way.
>>>I don’t want to bad mouth these men who fought and some died to end this though. People see situations differently, sometimes. Time will tell. <<<<<
I’m not really sure he was badmouthing them, at least intentionally.
He certainly must have had the adrenaline pumping, he’d already been shot at by them twice, and he wanted to kill the bastards as he saw them killing innocents in Victoria Terminus.
Not dogs - pigs.
You must be a Pulp Fiction fan.
He did good:’)
Good point. I could definitely dance to that.