Centre waives off bill for ITBP deployment to guard Kasab
Mumbai: Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Saturday said the Centre had decided not to recover from Maharashtra government Rs 21 crore on account of deployment of Indo-Tibetan Border Police at Arthur Road Central Jail here to guard 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab.
Kasab was lodged in Arthur Road jail, where the trial of 26/11 case also took place, for four years, before he was shifted to Pune`s Yerawada jail for execution last November.
Shinde today visited the Arthur Road jail and reviewed the security.
He said the state should spend the money -- otherwise payable to the Centre -- for prison reforms.
Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil had written to the Centre saying that state alone should not bear the financial burden for Kasab`s security.
Shinde today said he would be visiting all the major jails in the metro cities to review the security, and his next stop would be Tihar in New Delhi.
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