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.
As for Mr. Azam Amir Kasav, nothing is too severe to punish him for his murderous actions.
Anyone..post a pic of this still alive cretin please.
technical error - most AK mags are 30 rounds each, not 50. Are there drums with this amount? If so, that would be a rare combat load composition.
I do not want to die, he reportedly said.
Fine. Round up all his family members and execute them in front of him.
Oh, yes, that’s uncivilized and barbaric. It’s about the only choice we have at this point since the terrorists are so embedded within their targeted populations.
Oh yeah, I always tell the doctor to put me on saline when I go to the emergency. LOL What, this guy a doctor also?
What’s the official position of the Indian Government on water-boarding? And what do they REALLY do?
Keep him awake until he dies.
*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.*
Gosh, I hope they don’t do anything inhumane to him, like the Americans do at Gitmo. I mean, they need to follow the Geneva Convention and all that.
This piece of organic garbage should be in prison for the rest of its life so that it doesn’t enjoy the 72 virgins that are reserved for “martyrs”
Ok ... we start with WATERBOARDING ... then, appendage removal .. then ... you get the point. But what we dont do is hand this extreme human piece of left over to some gang of lawyers.
I'm sure the India intelligence services put a pair of panties on his head.
Oh, the cruelty inhuman treatment
Just where is the moonbat outrage ???
If indeed the West is too “enlightened” to deal effectively with these animals...we’re doomed.
Muzzie perp should request a transfer to GITMO where the meals are square and the judges are fair. Bring your favorite Koran and pics of your favorite mullahs to adorn your
prison cell tropical suite.
I hope it’s a far cry more severe than waterboarding, although I don’t know what all this guy knows.
Actually it could be that he is pleading to die, not because of the torture as such, but because he has lost his “honor,” having told the interrogators everything he knows and betrayed his masters and his religion.
I thought earlier accounts said that there were several prisoners. But I suppose in such chaos false reports are likely.
His whole family probably have lavish welfare benefits, free housing, etc etc in the UK or maybe Dearborn, MI or Minnestota or Wisconsin.
Oh yeah, speaking of waterboarding...
seems we have been unindated with propaganda about how evil America is for using this technique and how terrible Gitmo is and so on...
I want to show those people images of the dead bodies in the Taj Mahal. I want them to see a picture of someone getting water poured on their face and the mutilated innocent people.
And I really can’t see myself being swayed by anything they could argue.
Fine. Round up all his family members and execute them in front of him.
Oh, yes, thats uncivilized and barbaric. Its about the only choice we have at this point since the terrorists are so embedded within their targeted populations.
That's a reasonable start. However, the only way out of this is for a nation to seal its borders, blow up its mosques, outlaw Islam, and systematically exterminate any violators of the ordinance.
I she wearing some sort of flak jacket? Shame India does not have CCW laws. I am sure we will probably start losing some of our CCW laws next year.
Of course, life imprisonment in an Indian prison wouldn't be a picnic either.
Attention liberal leftards....making nice with murderous terrorists yields zilch. Confront them with the brutality they dish out and watch them sing like a canary... case in point...way to go India!
What, this guy [is] a doctor also?
The exact same sentence which caught my attention, as well. But I'm not wondering about whether this terrorist has a medical background or not. I'm amused (in a grim way) that he is, after all, such a panty-waist. ("Oh, and please elevate my legs - my injured hand is hurting!")
Now that's an interregation.
So did all the victims that were killed.
you think a reporter from the criminal liberal media in this nation would have the same feelings??? I tend to doubt it....
Blow torch. Rusty pliers.
Has our highly exatled and most favored new leader weighed in on this? Not a word. What a coward.
Maybe there were several prisoners earlier. But they don’t seem to exist any more.
I suspect that at some point during the interrogation he will pull a 180 and long for death.
No, no, no, no. Obama is still only holding the newly created "Office of President Elect"
Bushiltler is still in office, the Zen like Zombie change that the world will experience will only happen after he takes the oath as well has the oceans stop raising and the planet healed by his mere presence
You need to understand that Obama is a "lightworker", an "attuned being", "agent of change" and the one "hope" for the world.
“Attention liberal leftards....making nice with murderous terrorists yields zilch. Confront them with the brutality they dish out and watch them sing like a canary...”
Or continually, without ceasing, run their cowardly assses into the ground on a daily basis in their own backyard, as President Bush has done.
>>>>So did all the victims that were killed.<<<<<
I understand your point.
And mine was that he ran *into* the shooting when all others were running *out*.
After being shot at (for doing his job as a photojournalist), he didn’t run *away* but went on to warn and save an entire traincar of commuters.
And then a third time having yet another chance to run to safety, he ran *back* inside to be with the police, where he was shot at again.
I’m only saying that he’s a gutsy reporter, and he saved some lives at great risk to his own.
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.