Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist, told the special court that he decided to confess to his crime as he came to know that Pakistan has admitted that he was its national. Following is the excerpt between judge M L Tahilyani and Kasab:
Judge: "Aaj achanak aapne kyun confess kiya? Jab pehle charges frame hue toh tab kyun nahi kiya? (Why are yousuddenly confessing? Why did you not confess when the chargeswere framed earlier?)"
Kasab: "Pehle Pakistan ne yeh nahi mana tha ki main unka hoon. Aaj maan liya hai. Isiliye main bayan de raha hoon.(Initially, Pakistan had not accepted my nationality. Now thatthey have, I am confessing)"
Judge: "Aapko kaise pata chala ki Pakistan ne maan liya hai? (How do you know that Pakistan has admitted?)"
Kasab: "Bas mujhe pata chala. Maine suna ki Pakistan ne kaha ki Kasab yahan ka hai. (I just came to know. I heard that Pakistan has said that Kasab is from there.)"
Judge: "Kya tum kisi tarah ke dabav main ho bayan dene ke liye. (Are you under some pressure to confess?)"
Kasab: "Nahi. (No.)"