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We had to protect Kasab from within the police dept: ATS chief

mumbai Updated: May 03, 2010 10:43 IST

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Mumbai police authorities had to protect Pakistani gunman Ajmal Kasab not only from an angry public, but also from within the police department, Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Rakesh Maria said on Tuesday.

Maria, who was Joint Commissioner (Crime) at the time of the Mumbai terror attacks, supervised the investigation, as well as security measures for the 26/11 trial.

"There was a lot of public anger...Department had lost some of the best officers (during the attack), so we had to protect Kasab from within the department because there was anger in department also," Maria said.