Kasab may have to forgo Rs 5,800 seized from him

Ajmal Kasab, the lone Pakistani gunman of the 26/11 Mumbai terror strikes to be captured alive, might have to forgo Rs 5,800 seized from him by police at the time of his arrest.

Last Updated: Apr 30, 2010, 11:00 AM IST

Mumbai: Ajmal Kasab, the lone Pakistani gunman of the 26/11 Mumbai terror strikes to be captured alive, might have to forgo Rs 5,800 seized from him by police at the time of his arrest.

Kasab, charged with killing 166 people and injuring many more during the terror attacks, was overpowered and arrested on the night of November 26, 2008, at Girgaum
Chowpatty after an encounter with the police.

An injured Kasab was rushed to hospital where police recovered Rs 5,800 from his pocket.

The money was deposited in the trial court and kept as Muddamal (evidence).
According to the prosecution, all the ten terrorists who came from Pakistan had been given about Rs 5000 each by their Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) handlers, should they need it for food and stay.
A total of nearly Rs 50,000 was seized from Ajmal Kasab and the nine slain terrorists, according to crime branch sources. This amount was deposited in the court as evidence
because currency notes had blood stains on them and were sent to forensic laboratories for scientific tests.

PTI