Kasav will not be taken to court for security reasons

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Mumbai, Dec 11: The lone terrorist arrested during the Nov 26 Mumbai terror attacks, Mohammed Ajmal Amir alias Azam Amir Kasav had to appear before the court on Thursday, Dec 11. But fore security reasons, he will not be presented and the hearing will take place in the Crime Branch.

"Amir was to be brought before a magistrate in a south Mumbai court for remand Thursday, Dec 11 morning, but the police have decided against taking him out of the lock-up",  said Joint Police Commissioner (Crime) Rakesh Maria.

"Apart from security reasons, the media publicity was also taken into consideration before deciding on this," Maria said.

A magistrate will now go to the crime branch lock-up located inside the Mumbai police headquarters, which is only one kilometre from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) — one of the several prominent places where Amir and nine other terrorists struck on the night of Nov 26.

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.


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