'Had to protect Kasab from angry police officers'

Written by: Samyuktha
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Mumbai, May 3: In a startling revealing indicating the seething anger of all Indians against the 26/11 terrorist, Ajmal Kasab, Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Rakesh Maria has said that the Mumbai police had to not only protect Kasab from the public but also from officers within the police department.

“There was a lot of public anger... the department had lost some of the best officers (during the attack), so we had to protect Kasab from within the department because there was anger in department also," Mr Maria is quoted as saying in a news agency report.

Mr Maria was Joint Commissioner (Crime) in Nov 2008, when the Mumbai terror attacks unfolded. He also supervised the investigation and security for the 26/11 trial.

The trial is expected to end on Monday, May 3 as the Special Court in Mumbai will be pronouncing the final verdict in the case and against the lone surviving terrorist of the 2008 Mumbai carnage.

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