In a curious turn of events, a teacher from a primary school in Faridkot testified before the Anti- Terrorism Court hearing the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks on Wednesday that Ajmal (the lone gunman caught during the attacks and later hanged), son of Amir, did not study in the school.

The teacher, a prosecution witness, told the court that the Ajmal who was studying in the primary school in Okada district of Punjab was still alive.

He gave details of his date of birth and when he studied in the school. The prosecution wanted to move an application saying the witness was hostile but later decided to examine him again. The defence too crossexamined the witness with the same result. The prosecution has now moved an application seeking to re-examine the witness next week.

The prosecution had produced the witness since he was believed to have taught Ajmal Amir Kasab, who is said to be from Faridkot. Sources said no reference was made to Kasab and the witness did not mention if he was the same person who studied in the school in Faridkot.