Waiting for gallows, Kasab kills time with karate

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 18:22

Mumbai: Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal
Amir Kasab, who has been awarded death penalty for his role in
the 26/11 terror attacks, is bidding his time by practising
karate in the high-security Arthur Road jail here, police
sources said on Wednesday.

"Kasab does exercise and practises karate sometimes to
kill his time. He also often strikes a conversation with the
security guards deployed there to guard him round the clock,"
said a jail official.
The terrorist appears to be knowing karate kicks very
well, the official said.

The lone surviving gunman is currently lodged in a strong
bomb-proof "anda cell" inside the jail and process to shift
him to the Yerawada central prison in Pune is underway.

After reviewing the security of Kasab at the Arthur Road
jail, the police had moved a proposal to the government
requesting the death-row convict be shifted to Yerwada, the
biggest prison in the state.
The official further said Kasab talks a lot sometimes.

"However, security guards at the cell avoid speaking to
him. He enquires the guards as to from where they are, since
how long they were associated with security agencies and so
on....," the official added.

The High Court had on February 21 upheld the death
sentence to Kasab while dismissing Maharashtra government`s
appeal challenging the acquittal of Indian co-conspirators
Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed in the terror attack case.

He has decided to file an appeal in the Supreme Court
challenging the judgement of the Bombay High Court confirming
his sentence, awarded by a anti-terror court earlier.


First Published: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 18:22

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