Maharastra home minister RR Patil informed the lesgilative council on Tuesday, Apr 6 that the bodies of the perpetrators were buried in a secret location in Jan 2010.
"Bodies of nine terrorists who attacked Mumbai on November 26, 2008, have been disposed of in January this year," he disclosed during his reply to a discussion on the law-and-order situation in the state.
While India claims that the terrorists were Pakistani nationals, Pakistan has been denying this.
The place of burial has been kept a secret due to security reasons, Patil said.
"The matter [of disposal of bodies] was deliberately kept a secret from the media and other people. Now the only question that remains is of the lone surviving terrorist, Ajmal Kasab," the minister added.
The bodies of the nine terrorists, identified as Nazir, Babar Imran alias Abu Aksa, Abu Ali, Abu Soheb, Bada Abdul Rehman, Abu Umar, Fahadullah, Abdul Rehman Chhota, and Abu Ismail, were embalmed and kept in the morgue under tight vigil for over a year.
"If terrorists come here from Pakistan with money and weapons, we will not allow them to go back and [we will] bury them in the state," Patil said after criticising the statement from Pakistan prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani that Pakistan can not guarantee India that another 26/11-type attack will not take place again.