Decision on shifting Kasab tomorrow: RR Patil

A decision on the issue of shifting Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab, who was sentenced to death in the 26/11 case, outside Mumbai would be taken on Friday, Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil said here today.

Last Updated: May 06, 2010, 15:55 PM IST

Mumbai: A decision on the issue of shifting Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab, who was sentenced to death in the 26/11 case, outside Mumbai would be taken on Friday, Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil said here today.

"We will take a decision on whether to keep him here
(Mumbai) or shift him outside, tomorrow," Patil told
reporters, soon after the death penalty was announced.

Kasab, 22, is currently lodged in the high security
Arthur Road Jail.

"We welcome the verdict. It serves those who attacked
Mumbai and India, considering it as a soft target," Patil
said.

On the process of appeal in High Court against the
verdict, Patil said, "we will request the Centre that the High
Court procedure should be fast tracked because charges against
Kasab are serious."

On the special court dismissing all charges against
two suspected co-conspirators, Fahim Ansari and Sabauddin
Ahmed, in the 26/11 attack case, Patil said the government
will appeal in High Court against the ruling.

Patil said the judge sentenced Kasab to death by
hanging on the counts of murder, abetting and conspiracy to
murder; waging war against the state; and violating India`s
unlawful activities laws.

"All charges against him have been proved," he said.

PTI