Work on enhanced security for Ajmal Kasab, the lone terrorist caught alive during 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, would be completed within eight to ten days, Maharashtra Home Minister Jayant Patil said on Monday.
"The ITBP personnel would be deployed outside Kasab's cell while policemen would form the outer layer," the minister said.
"The (new) security system at the Arthur Road jail in central Mumbai, where Kasab is being kept, would be completed within eight to ten days," Patil told reporters, responding to reports that a bomb-proof tunnel was being built at a cost of Rs two crore for Kasab's security.
The trial in the 26/11 case will begin on March 23. A local court in Mumbai on Monday committed the case to the special court set up inside the high security prison. Jail authorities have also spoken of shifting some other detenus in the jail to a new facility at neighbouring Taloja.
Asked about the state government's request for more security forces to guard Kasab, Patil said the Centre has sanctioned 175 Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) commandos for the task.