Why was the collapsed overbridge in Mumbai referred to as ‘Kasab bridge’



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Printed: Friday, March 15, 2019, 2:17 [IST]

Mumbai, Mar 15: The foot overbridge which collapsed in Mumbai on Thursday night leaving six individuals useless and over 30 injured was generally referred to as ‘Kasab bridge’.

The collapsed over bridge related the world close to the Occasions of India constructing with the enduring CSMT station. It was utilized by terrorists Ajmal Kasab and Ismail Khan through the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist assault in 2008.

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On November 26, 2008, Ajmal Kasab and Ismail Khan, armed with AK-47 rifles, had entered the passenger corridor of the CST terminus and opened fireplace at individuals indiscriminately. Whereas doing so, the duo had crossed this bridge.

Since then it was generally referred to as ‘Kasab bridge’ because the terrorists had handed via it through the terror strike. Ajmal Kasab was the one terrorist who was captured alive by the safety forces. He was later despatched to the gallows.

Additionally, of Kasab crossing the bridge was produced earlier than the court docket throughout trial and helped in his conviction. On three Might 2010, Kasab was discovered responsible of 80 offences, together with homicide, waging warfare in opposition to India, possessing explosives, and different costs. On 6 Might 2010, the identical trial court docket sentenced him to loss of life on 4 counts and to a life sentence on 5 counts.  

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Six individuals have been killed and over 30 injured after a serious portion of a foot overbridge close to a practice station in south Mumbai collapsed on Thursday night. The precise cause behind the collapse of the bridge is but to be ascertained, however the bridge was an previous one. The injured have been admitted to St George Hospital. 

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A structural audit of 296 bridges within the Mumbai was carried out by the BMC final 12 months. Throughout the audit, it was discovered that 18 bridges must be demolished and rebuilt. The listing included 10 main bridges and eight foot over-bridges, some belonging to the British period.

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