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India to bring Mumbai attacker Kasab in person to court

INDIA will for the first time produce Mohammed Ajmal Amir alias Kasab, the only terrorist caught alive in the Mumbai attacks, in person on Wednesday before a special court set up inside the premises of Mumbai's highly secured Arthur Road prison, a senior Indian Home Ministry official said today.

"For the first time, Indian police will produce Kasab in person before the court inside the prison in Mumbai on April 15. Special court judge M. L. Tahilyani desires that Kasab be produced in person before the special court rather than holding the terror trial via video conferencing," the official said, on condition of anonymity.

Meanwhile, Indian authorities have arranged for a strict security cover around the jail prior to the start of the trial.

Kasab is being guarded by elite Indian commandos after intelligence agencies had intercepted threat to his life just months ago.

A close-circuit TV has also been fitted in his bomb-proof prison cell which was constructed specially to house him inside the jail a week ago.

While Mumbai's special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam will appear on behalf of the Indian state, Kasab is expected to be defended by a court-appointed woman lawyer.

Kasab has been charged with several crimes, including waging war against the state and cyber crime in an over 11,000-page charge sheet filed by the Mumbai police in February.

The Mumbai terror attacks claimed lives of over 170 people, including some foreign nationals, and injured hundreds of others.


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