Captured Mumbai terrorist not to be presented in court

December 11th, 2008 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Dec 11 (IANS) Mohammed Ajmal Amir alias Kasab, the lone terrorist captured during the Nov 26 attack in Mumbai, will not be presented before a court due to security reasons, a police official said Thursday.Amir was to be brought before a magistrate in a south Mumbai court for remand Thursday morning, but the police have decided against taking him out of the lock-up, Joint Police Commissioner (Crime) Rakesh Maria told IANS.

“Apart from security reasons, the media publicity was also taken into consideration before deciding on this,” Maria said.

A magistrate will now go to the crime branch lock-up located inside the Mumbai police headquarters, which is only one kilometre from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) - one of the several prominent places where Amir and nine other terrorists struck on the night of Nov 26.

Amir’s associates - Bada Abdul Rehaman, Abu Ali, Abu Soheb, Umar, Abdul Rehaman Chhota, Fahad Ullah, Ismail Khan, Nasir alias Abu Umer and Babar Imaran alias Abu Akasha - were killed at different locations during the 60-hour commando operation against them. At least 179 people were killed in the terror attacks.

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