MUMBAI: Pakistani terrorist Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, who is currently lodged in high security Arthur Road jail here, appeared very curious and asked a volley of questions on hearing the killing of al-Qaida mastermind Osama Bin Laden, a jail official said on Friday.
"Kasab had overheard about bin Laden's killing on Wednesday while the security men guarding him were talking about it. He then started enquiring to know how bin Laden was killed," the official said.
The gunman, who has been awarded death in the 26/11 case, said 'jihad me uski jaan gayi' (Laden lost his life in holy war)', the official informed.
Kasab, who often strikes a conversation with the security men, wanted to know as to who had killed bin Laden and where he died and all, the official said.
"But he was not told anything in detail. We simply told him that bin Laden was killed by US security forces in Pakistan," he said.
Almost 10 years after the 9/11 terror strike, 54-year-old Osama bin Laden was killed by US forces on Monday after being hounded in special operation in Abbottabad in Pakistan.
The Bombay high court, on February 21 this year, confirmed the death penalty awarded to Kasab by the trial court, while dismissing the government's appeal against acquittal of two Indians -- Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed.
Kasab is currently in a solitary confinement in a bomb-proof egg-shaped cell at Arthur Road jail. He has also sent a proposal to the Supreme Court through the jailer, saying he wished to appeal against the high court judgement. The apex court is yet to accept the appeal.
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