Use of Google Earth and preparation of Mohammad Ajmal Mohammad Amin Kasab – who killed Hemant Karkare, encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar and Additional Commissioner of Police Ashok Kamte.
According to a Mumbai crime branch official, the ten terrorists had not come to Mumbai before this to conduct any ‘recce’ and they had learnt about the locations with the help of Google Earth.
The police are still verifying as to how the blast in suburban Vile Parle and Dockyard Road in south Mumbai was executed and if the terrorist had received help from any local group.
This guy who has been caught has been speaking.. the Mumbai Mirror has been reporting.. here is a dosser on him:
…21 years old, speaking fluent English, and hailing from Gipalpura in Faridkot in Pakistan.
The newspaper says this terrorist, after being shot in the hand, pretended to be dead but was found out on the way to hospital and was promptly arrested.
He was initially tight-lipped but cracked up on seeing the mutilated body of the other terrorist and cried out, ‘I do not want to die, please put me on saline.’
Ammunition, a satellite phone and a layout plan of CST station were recovered from the terrorist, who is said to be singing like a canary in custody.
So how did the operation start and go on..
According to the tabloid, the chief of the terrorist operation had come to Mumbai a month ago, took photographs of the various sites, filmed strategic locations apart from training the group to ‘kill till the last breath’. Each terrorist was given 6-7 magazines with 50 bullets, eight hand grenades an AK-57, automatic loading revolver and a supply of dry fruits.
The terrorist told his interrogators that the group had left Karachi in one boat and on reaching Gujarat hoisted a white flag. On interception by the Coast Guard near Porbandar and being questioned by its two officers, they managed to kill one of them and overpowering the other, forcing him to take them till Mumbai. A few nautical miles away, there were three speedboats waiting for them, which they took to reach the Colaba coast after killing the other Coast Guard officer as well.
On landing the 10 men broke up into groups. Four went to the Taj Mahal hotel , two to Trident, two towards Nariman House, and two towards CST station — one of them being the captured terrorist.