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Kasab in custody for murder of trawler crew

india Updated: Feb 03, 2009 01:29 IST
Sunil Shivdasani
Sunil Shivdasani
Hindustan Times
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The cases are piling up against 26/11 accused Moha-mmed Ajmal Amir Kasab.

On Monday, Kasab was remanded in police custody for hijacking trawler MV Kuber, on which the team of 10 arrived at Mumbai on Nov-ember 26, and for murdering the crew and captain.

This is the sixth case against Kasab — the other five are the firing at CST, stealing a Skoda at Marine Drive, the Chowpatty firing, the Cama Hospital firing and the gunning down of three top policemen Hemant Karkare, Ashok Kamte and Vijay Salaskar.

As in the past, Kasab was not produced in court, for security reasons. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate N.N. Shrimangale visited the Crime Branch lock-up, where Kasab has been lodged, along with Additional Public Prosecutor Eknath Dhumal.

Kasab was charged under the Customs Act for entering the country illegally and for murdering Indian citizens, besides hijacking MV Kuber. He has been additionally charged with waging war against the nation and various provisions under the Arms Act and Explosives Act.

This time too, Kasab was neither represented by a lawyer nor sought any legal help.

The police have filed 12 cases against Kasab and are awaiting sanction from the Centre to prosecute him on charges of waging war against the nation.

According to the FIR, alleged Lashkar-e-Tayyeba operative and Pakistani national Kasab and his accomplices hijacked MV Kuber and killed four crewmen and the captain.