Ajmal Kasab was the lone Pakistani gunman caught alive after the Mumbai terror attack. (File)
Authorities in Bidhoona tehsil in Uttar Pradesh’s Auraiya district were taken by surprise when they found that Ajmal Kasab, the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack convict who was hanged in Pune’s Yerwada Jail 2012, was issued a domicile certificate. According to a report by The Times of India, the records at Bidhoona tehsil shows Kasab was issued a domicile certificate, and after preliminary probe, the district authorities cancelled the certificate and suspended the concerned revenue officer while ordering a investigation into the serious lapse.
Pravendra Kumar, DSM of Bidhoona, has confirmed that a domicile certificate has been issued against a submission of fake documents by some unidentified person. He said the application was submitted along with a photo of Kasab in October this year for issuance of the domicile certificate and officials, without cross-checking the facts and background, issued the certificate.
Kasab, the lone Pakistani gunman caught alive after the Mumbai terror attack, was hanged to death in a top-secret operation on November 21, 2012, less than a week before the fourth anniversary of the carnage.
The execution in the Mumbai attack trial brought closure to many people affected by the audacious strike by 10 terrorists of Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, (LeT) in which 166 people were killed. Nine LeT men were killed during the 60-hour siege which began on the night of November 26, 2008.