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Butcher of Mumbai now on veg diet

Mohd Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone terrorist captured in Mumbai attacks had expressed desire for non-veg food but is being served veg food in the prison, reports Abhishek Sharan.

india Updated: Dec 17, 2008 02:09 IST
Abhishek Sharan
Abhishek Sharan
Hindustan Times

Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone terrorist captured after the recent Mumbai attacks, who recently had expressed his desire for non-veg food and Big B's movies is being served veg food from prison's canteen.

Kasab is fed by a canteen, not far from his solitary cell inside the heavily-guarded lock-up.

This is the diet chart of Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab (21), the lone survivor of the terrorist squad that struck Mumbai on November 26. He is lodged at one of Mumbai Crime Branch’s lock-ups.

7.30 am: Light breakfast — two pavs, two vadas, a cup of black lemon tea.

11.30 am: Lunch — vegetarian thali comprising two chapatis, two or three cups of rice, dal, a curry, a dry vegetable preparation, papad, sliced onions, salt.

3 pm: A cup of black lemon tea.

7.30 pm: Dinner, identical to lunch.

Girish (name changed), a canteen employee, said Kasab was never allowed any non-vegetarian food. “He is doing fine with this,” he said.

Girish said the canteen is paid a “measly Rs 25” for each meal of Kasab’s.

The canteen employees said Kasab looks forward to his twice-daily cups of tea. “He takes only black lemon tea, which has herbal qualities,” Girish said.

The canteen has in the past prepared meals for Sanjay Dutt, who was arrested in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, and Salman Khan, who was accused of running over pavement dwellers. “The canteen,” said Girish, is used to “catering to bade log (prominent people).”

“I also served food to Arun Gawli, the gangster. Salman bhai was the best — he would keep exercising to pass the time,” said Girish.

First Published: Dec 17, 2008 01:08 IST