Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan today disapproved of comments on megastar Amitabh Bachchan's blog that the lone surviving terrorist of 26/11 attacks, Amir Ajmal Kasab, is the "safest person" in the country.
"It is sad that celebrities feel so. We are protecting Kasab as he is a key evidence in the 26/11 case," Chavan said at a function of South Asia Free Media Association (SAFMA), the SAARC-recognised body of journalists, here.
Bachchan recently posted on his blog a comment he got, that "A year after 26/11, the safest person in the country is, ironically ... Kasab."
"It is the responsibility of the Government to ensure Kasab, who is an accused in the 26/11 case, is protected as he is a crucial evidence. It is sad that some celebrities feel otherwise," Chavan said, without naming Bachchan.
"It is not that only Kasab is safe and other people are not safe," Chavan said.
Chavan's comment comes amid media reports that Maharashtra Government has so far spent Rs 31 crore to protect Kasab.