After ITBP's 11 Cr bill, Kasab now to get Maha police security

"I have ordered DG police to replace ITBP security with Maharashtra police personnel. ITBP security is costly," Home Minister R R Patil told reporters here today.

Demanding a concession in the bill, Patil said, "The attack on Mumbai is an attack on the nation. We demand a concession in the bill amount."

The ITBP had recently slapped a bill of Rs 10.87 crore on Maharashtra Government for guarding Kasab at the Arthur Road jail and sought reimbursement.

R K Bhatia, Director General of ITBP, whose 200 commandos provide 24-hour security to Kasab, had raised the bill for reimbursement of expenses incurred between March 28, 2009 and September 30, 2010.

The ITPB was deployed in the jail where a Special Court conducted the trial and convicted Kasab, the lone Pakistani gunman of 26/11 Mumbai attacks to be captured alive.

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