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Kasab fired on ASI Omble, says witness

Last updated on: May 08, 2009 17:05 IST

The Mumbai terror attack trial began today with an eyewitness telling the special court that he had seen prime accused Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab firing from AK-47 rifle at Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Tukaram Omble, who fell to the bullets at Girgaun chowpaty on November 26 last year.

The witness Police Sub Inspector (PSI) Bhaskar Kadam said he was one of the officers who had fired at Abu Ismail, who was in Skoda car along with Kasab on the day of the terror attack.

While Ismail was seriously injured, Kasab opened the front door of the car on the left side and pretended to fall down, the witness told Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam during examination-in-chief.

As ASI Omble and API Sanjay Govilkar approached towards Kasab, he started firing at Omble, the witness said.

The ASI took the bullets while pouncing at Kasab and tried to disarm him. After Omble was injured, a police team reigned a blow of lathis on Kasab and snatched his AK-47 rifle, the witness said.

Omble and Govilkar were taken to nearby hospital in a mobile police van, while Ismail and Kasab were also moved to another hospital in the ambulance, the witness said.

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