Proposal to shift Kasab to Pune`s Yerwada jail

After reviewing the security of Mohammed Kasab at the Arthur Road Jail here, Mumbai Police has moved a proposal to the Maharashtra government requesting that the Pakistani terrorist be shifted to Pune`s Yerwada jail.

Last Updated: Oct 05, 2010, 12:40 PM IST

Mumbai: After reviewing the security of
Mohammed Kasab at the Arthur Road Jail here, Mumbai Police has
moved a proposal to the Maharashtra government requesting that
the Pakistani terrorist be shifted to Pune`s Yerwada jail, the
biggest prison in the state.

"A proposal in this regard (shifting of Kasab to
Yerwada jail) has been under consideration and it has been
sent to the state government," Joint Police Commissioner
Himanshu Roy (Crime Branch) said.

Kasab, who was sentenced to death for the Mumbai 26/11
terror attacks, is lodged in solitary confinement in an
egg-shaped cell at the high security Arthur Road Jail in the
city.

Police and the state government are now waiting for
the Bombay High Court confirmation on Kasab`s conviction after
which he is likely to be shifted to Yerwada jail due to
security reasons, police said.

While Arthur Road jail is spread over two acres land
in the heart of the city, with several criminals linked to the
underworld lodged in it, Pune`s Yerwada is the largest jail in
the state which already has an egg-shaped cell and extra
measures need to be taken in case Kasab is shifted there,
police said.

Kasab was the only terrorist caught alive during the
26/11 attacks, in which 166 people were killed.

PTI