Confessions on video
He repeatedly asks the interrogators to turn the camera or he will not speak. But statements caught on video were:
His definition of Jihad "Come, kill and die after a killing spree. By this one will become famous and will also make Allah proud,"
According to the officer, Ajmal Amir spoke Pathani Hindi and told the police that he threw up the moment he saw all the blood and gore. "Qasab said that he could not bear the sight of dead bodies and after creating enough havoc wanted to go back to Pakistan," the officer said.
Ajmal Amir had but a limited understanding of jihad, based on the statements he made to authorities. He told interrogators "it is about killing and getting killed and becoming famous." "Come, kill and die after a killing spree. By this one will become famous and will also make Allah proud," is what the suspect said when police asked him what he understood about jihad.
"We were told that our big brother India is so rich and we are dying of poverty and hunger. My father sells dahi wada on a stall in Lahore and we did not even get enough food to eat from his earnings. I was promised that once they knew that I was successful in my operation, they would give Rs 150,000, to my family)," said Qasab.
He shocked police through his readiness to switch loyalties now that he was apprehended.
"If you give me regular meals and money I will do the same for you that I did for them," he said.
"When we asked whether he knew any verses from the Quran that described jihad, Ajmal Amir said he did not," police said. "In fact he did not know much about Islam or its tenets," according to a police source.
In a press conference, the Mumbai city police commissioner said "The person we have caught alive is certainly a Pakistani. They were all trained by ex-army officers, some for a year, some for more than a year". On November 23 they set sail from Karachi unarmed to be picked up by a larger vessel. They hijacked the Indian fishing trawler Kuber and set sail for Mumbai.
The Times reported on December 3 that Indian police were going to submit Ajmal Amir to a Narco Analysis test to definitively determine his nationality.
According to the English-language Indian newspaper Daily News and Analysis, Ajmal Amir began reading the autobiography of India's non-violent activist leader M.K. Gandhi in early March, 2009, in response to gradual coaxing by prison guards.