New Delhi: In the light of the allegations related to Ajmal Kasab in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks by former Mumbai police commissioner in his book, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Tuesday said that his government is gathering inputs on the book. He said that a probe into the matter would be conducted if needed. Also Read - 'Had Lashkar Succeeded in Its Plan, Kasab Would Have Died as Samir Chaudhari With 'Sacred Red Thread' Around His Wrist', Reveals Former Mumbai Top Cop

“We will call Maria and talk to him and will probe the matter if needed,” News18 reported Deshmukh as saying. Also Read - 'Even Ajmal Kasab Would've Been Called Innocent,' Kapil Mishra on Jamia Millia Islamia Videos

As per sensational revelations by high-profile ex-Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria’s book “Let Me Say It Now” released on Monday, the 2008 Mumbai terror strikes that took place on 26/11 were originally planned for September 27 that year and the Lashkar-e-Taiba wanted terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab, who was the only one to be nabbed alive, was supposed to have a Hindu identity. Also Read - 26/11 Mumbai Attacks: Photojournalist Who Captured Ajmal Kasab Claims Police Let Terrorists Flee From CSMT as They Were Afraid

According to Maria, the LeT wanted him to be killed as a Bengaluru resident “Samir Dinesh Chaudhari”, with a red thread tied around his wrist to portray the attack as a case of “Hindu Terror”.

However, that plan did not work out and the police nabbed Ajmal Amir Kasab, who was from Faridkot in Pakistan.

“Kasab seriously believed that Muslims were not allowed to offer namaaz in India, and mosques were locked up by the authorities. He felt that the azaan he heard five times a day in the crime branch lockup was just a figment of his imagination. When we came to know of this, I instructed Mahale (investigating officer Ramesh Mahale) to take him to the mosque near the metro cinema in a vehicle,” Maria’s book said.