Pakistani gunman Ajmal Kasab on Monday denied the killing of police officers Hemant Karkare, Ashok Kamte and Vijay Salasakar on the night of 26/11, claiming he was not present at the site.

“There is no question of me shooting at them as I was not present on the site,” he told the special court during the trial.

Kasab said that he was not present at CST, Cama Hospital or Girgaum Chowpati (where he was nabbed by police) during Mumbai attack, because he was already in police custody when the terror attack took place.

After the attack, he was taken out by Crime Branch officers in a police vehicle, and was shown the sites, he said.

“They are police, they need an accused. So they framed me up,” he alleged.

When the court asked him how he received a bullet injury on his hand, Kasab alleged that when he was in custody, police gave him local anaesthesia in his hands, and shot him.

Earlier, when proceedings began in the court, he told Judge M.L. Tahaliyani that he was not feeling well, and requested that recording of his statement be adjourned.

But the judge said that there would be no adjournment, though if Kasab did not want to say anything, he was free to do so.

Proceedings would continue after the lunch break.

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