India spent Rs.50 cr. till date for 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasav
On the 21st November, the Maharashtra state home department informed that the state government had spent Rs. 16 crores on Ajmal Amir Kasav till date.
Kasav is the lone surviving terrorist in the 26/11 Mumbai attack case.
Within 24 hours, some of the top police officers and bureaucrats stated that the state government might have mistaken while arriving at the above figure and that the actual expenses may be near Rs. 50 crores. Some interesting figures have come out on this.
A special cell constructed in the Aurther Road Jail costs Rs. 8 crores. Another special prison ward inside J.J. Hospital costs Rs. 1.5 crores. The estimated security costs per day is around Rs. 3.5 lakhs. Another Rs. 1.5 crores were spent on special vehicles to guard around the jail premises.
The judge hearing the case and the special public prosecutor were also provided with special security. A huge sum of money was given to the prosecutor as legal fees apart from other legal expenses. A substantial amount is spent daily on food & medicine for Kasav so that he maintains good health.
In all, a minimum of Rs. 50 crores have been spent since 26 November 2008 to protect the Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasav.