Kasab unaware of 26/11 third anniversary

It was a routine day in prison for 26/11 convict Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, who appeared unaware about the havoc created by him and nine other Pakistani terrorists in the city, three years ago.

Last Updated: Nov 26, 2011, 15:32 PM IST

Mumbai: It was a routine day in prison for
26/11 convict Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, who appeared unaware
about the havoc created by him and nine other Pakistani
terrorists in the city, three years ago.

The security personnel guarding the lone surviving
Pakistani gunman at the high-security Arthur Road jail here,
had not informed him anything about the completion of three
years of the Mumbai terror attacks, a senior jail official
said on Saturday.

"His day began like any other day. He had breakfast with
banana, milk and poha (made of puffed rice flakes & potatoes)
this morning and lunch in the afternoon. Going by his mental
status, we do not think we should talk to him or inform him
about the third anniversary of 26/11," the official said.

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) men guarding the
high-profile prisoner, who is confined in a bomb proof egg
shaped cell, also kept mum about the anniversary, he said.

"Our priority is to protect Kasab in the jail. Going by
the serious nature of their job, why any security man closely
guarding him would strike a conversation with him on the
attacks or anniversary?" the official asked.

Kasab, the sole terrorist caught alive during the terror
attacks, and convicted for the three-day terror siege in
November 2008, had on July 28 this year written a letter to
the Supreme Court challenging his conviction and death
sentence.

He was sentenced to death by a special anti-terror
court on May 6 last year. His death penalty was later upheld
by the Bombay High Court.

PTI