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26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab would have died as Bengaluru resident named Samir Dinesh Chaudhari with a red thread tied around his wrist if the terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) had succeeded in their plan.
The former top cop Rakesh Maria describes Kasab’s interrogation and that how he made him say “Bharat Mata ki Jai”.
Former Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria has revealed in his memoirs. Rakesh Maria’s book, “Let Me Say It Now”, claims that the terror group wanted to project the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008 as “Hindu terror.” They planned to plant terrorists with fake Hindu identities.
‘Kasab meekly followed my instructions’ and did what Maria told him to do
“If all had gone well, he would have been dead with a red string tied around his wrist like a Hindu. We would have found an identity card on his person with a fictitious name: Samir Dinesh Chaudhari, student of Arunodaya degree and PG college…Bengaluru…There would have been screaming headlines on newspapers claiming how Hindu terrorists had attacked Mumbai. Over the top TV journalists would have made a beeline for Bengaluru to interview his family and neighbours. But alas, it had not worked that way and here he was, Ajmal Amir Kasab of Faridkot in Pakistan,” Mr Maria writes.
The revelation has sparked a political row.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal accused the Congress of plotting “a conspiracy” to project “Hindu terror”.
He asked: “Why is Maria speaking now? As police chief, he should have spoken then and taken action. We condemn the Congress and P Chidambaram for trying to spin a web of lies. Terrorists have no religion.”
Another BJP leader, Ram Madhav, said: “Some intellectuals had attempted to link the Mumbai terror attack to RSS, they had the support of Congress leaders. Today it is revealed that it was a conspiracy by ISI.”
Maria, who was suddenly removed as police commissioner in the middle of the Sheena Bora investigation and moved out as Director-General of home guards, says Kasab had claimed to have joined Lashkar-e-Taiba to commit robberies and he had “nothing to do with jihad”.
“Bend down and touch the ground with your forehead,” I ordered Kasab.
Spooked, he meekly followed my instructions. Now say, ‘Bharat Mata ki jai‘, I commanded. ‘Bharat Mata ki jai!‘ said Kasab. Not satisfied with just once, I made him repeat it twice,” Maria claims.