"Apart from security reasons, the media publicity was also taken into consideration before deciding on this," Maria said. Mumbai Crime Branch has registered 12 cases against Amir — including murder, attempt to murder, conspiracy and for waging war against the nation. He has also been booked under relevant sections of the Arms Act and Explosives Act. Amir was arrested from Girgaum Chowpatty while his associate Ismail Khan was killed in a police encounter on the fateful night of 26/11 attacks.
Kasav was in police custody since Nov 27. He has been in police custody since Nov 27. Amir and Ismail had killed 55 commuters at CST and three senior police officers, including Maharashtra ATS Chief Hemant Karkare.
Amir's associates — Bada Abdul Rehaman, Abu Ali, Abu Soheb, Umar, Abdul Rehaman Chhota, Fahad Ullah, Ismail Khan, Nasir alias Abu Umer and Babar Imaran alias Abu Akasha — were killed at different locations during the 60-hour commando operation against them.
At least 179 people were killed in the terror attacks.
OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)