Ajmal Amir Kasab, a Pakistani convicted in 26/11 terror attacks, was not aware of Bin Laden’s death till the jail staff told him how the al Qaeda chief was killed in a US operation, The Times of India reported on Thursday.
When jailors told Kasab about Bin Laden’s death, he replied: “Toh main kya karoon?” (So, what can I do?)
Soon after, he had a volley of questions for the jail staff: “Is he really dead? Who killed him? Where was he killed? Was he alone then?” He seemed desperate to know about Bin Laden’s death, said a jail source.
Kasab is lodged in a high-security cell in Mumbai Central prison. He cannot talk to anyone. He overheard the jail staff while standing near the door of his cell.
The policemen had a Marathi newspaper. They gave it to Kasab when asked for it, said the source. Though he could not read the Marathi newspaper, he looked at it closely. Kasab was caught on November 27, 2008 at Mumbai’s Girgaum Chowpatty. He is lodged in a 6×10 feet cell away from other prisoners.