In the 26/11 trial, Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam quoted the incident as “a classic case of sponsored terrorism” by the “State actors involved in the security apparatus of Pakistan.”
Ujjwal Nikam directly pointed that the 26/11 attack which killed 166 people was a planned attack by the “state actors”. Nikam stressed more on the confession of Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab’s confession in which he mentioned about the involvement of unidentified Major General. He also pointed out that the identity of this attackers are tried to be concealed.
Mr. Nikam said, “The November 26 attack was not an ordinary attack by 10 indoctrinated terrorists. It was well orchestrated, meticulously planned and [reflected] a deep-seated hatred for our country. It was a classic case of sponsored terrorism. Evidence by the prosecution has successfully established that the attack was sponsored by Pakistan. Irrefutable inference [can be drawn] that it was sponsored by State actors involved in the security apparatus of Pakistan.”
Nikam also put light on the fact that attackers were not revealed about the major general’s name, “undoubtedly because he was from the Pakistan Army, He is an entity separate from the Lashkar-e-Taiba [LeT]; he must have been the supreme authority running the training camp.”
Based on Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab’s confession on February 20, 2009, Nikam also said that the Major General frequented the training camps where the terror attackers were trained in order to supervise the mission by LeT.
The attackers had fake identity cards, Mr. Nikam said, “Usually any terrorist group takes pride in its operations and claims responsibility, including the LeT. However, in the case of 26/11, the authority that hatched the conspiracy along with the LeT did not want its identity to be revealed. So the attackers were given bogus cards, named and addresses.”
“Till today Pakistan has not claimed the bodies of the nine [deceased] terrorists. What do they fear? That the parents of the [deceased terrorists] will give something out?” Nikam added.