Kasab lodged in bullet-bomb-proof cell

Kasab lodged in bullet-bomb-proof cell

And so for past one year, Kasab has been lodged in a bullet and bomb-proof cell inside the high-security Arthur Road central jail especially designed to protect him from any attack.

This cell is connected to the court by an underground tunnel which no bullet or bomb splinters can penetrate.
Not only this, the jihadi terrorist is currently guarded by a 200-strong contingent of Indo-Tibetan Border Police.

The arrangement is incurring crores of rupees in expenditure for the Maharashtra government, but it is a little cost to ensure rule of law and success of a vibrant democracy. The Arthur Road jail, on which all eyes rived on Monday and turned into a virtual fortress for the special court’s verdict, is divided into two sections – one housing the court and Kasab’s cell and the other having 11 barracks, a jail hospital and an egg-shaped cell meant for high-profile inmates.

Around 1,000 policemen were deployed outside the bomb-proof and bullet-proof court located inside the prison, while a battery of mediapersons and curious onlookers waited outside since the morning.
There was a minor commotion when a group of eight college students raised slogans demanding death penalty for the accused.

All of them wore black T-shirts with “dadagiri against terrorism” emblazoned on them. They were immediately bundled into a police van and taken away.
Judge M L Tahaliyani arrived in the court around 10:45 am. He was followed by Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam and the advocates representing the accused.
Checkposts were set up at strategic points along the Sane Guruji Marg which leads to the prison while lane adjacent to the prison wall was closed for traffic. Patrolling was intensified and sand bunkers erected with armed policemen all around.
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