Mohammed Ajmal Amir alias Kasab, the lone terrorist captured during the November 26 attack in Mumbai, will not be presented before a court due to security reasons, a police official said on Thursday.
Amir was to be brought before a magistrate in a south Mumbai court for remand on Thursday morning, but the police have decided against taking him out of the lock-up, Joint Police Commissioner (Crime) Rakesh Maria told IANS.
"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 November 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. At least 179 people were killed in the terror attacks.