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Exclusive: new film of Mumbai gunmen

By Krishnan Guru-Murthy

Updated on 28 June 2009

Revealed: the first interrogation of the only surviving gunman in the Mumbai attacks, never before seen footage of the attacks and the recorded phone calls from the Pakistani attackers to their controllers.

Ajmal Amir Kasab, the only terrorist to survive the attacks on Mumbai last November (credit:Reuters)

This report contains pictures and sounds of the attacks in progress, and their aftermath, which some viewers may find extremely distressing.

"We were all supposed to die," said Ajmal Amir Kasab, the only terrorist to survive the attacks on Mumbai last November. His interrogation in a hospital bed by Indian police was filmed but has never been broadcast.

In the video, Kasab, who is currently on trial in Mumbai for terrorism, conspiracy and waging war, reveals he was effectively sold to the militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba by his father. 

It is the evidence India gathered to build its case that the Mumbai attacks were planned and orchestrated in Pakistan by the banned group.

The interview with the lone surviving gunman has never been broadcast. It was obtained by Channel 4's Dispatches programme together with recordings made by Indian intelligence of the attackers talking to their controllers hundreds of miles away.

See the exclusive new material in full on Dispatches on Tuesday night at 9pm on Channel 4.

The attackers hijacked an Indian fishing boat and came ashore near the Gateway to India monument then split up into two-man teams.

One team headed to the famous Cafe Leopold. Another took over a Jewish centre, while one more carried out a massacre at the Victoria Terminus station.

Two teams also went to five-star hotels, the Taj Palace and the Oberoi Trident.

Immediately after the attacks India-Pakistan relations reached a new low. The Pakistan high commissioner to London said there was no evidence the attack was planned on Pakistani soil.

Since then Pakistan has arrested some Lashkar-e-Taiba figures, but just this month the alleged leader of the group Hafiz Saeed was released by the Lahore High Court.

Krishnan Guru-Murthy spoke to Pakistan's interior minister, Senator Rehman Malik.

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