Ajmal Kasab’s fate to be decided today
Mumbai has been put under close surveillance and tight security as it waits to hear the verdict on Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving Pakistani gunman in the 26/11 attacks.
The special court’s verdict is expected to be delivered on Monday in the Arthur Road jail premises.
Traffic will slow with numerous checkpoints being set up across the city as well as special surveillance at Mumbai’s six entry-exit points, said sources in the Mumbai police.
The jail compound, where the trial has been underway for more than a year, already has more than 200 paramilitary personnel from Indo-Tibetan Border Police guarding it. “We have got reinforcement in order to ensure security remains foolproof,” said Rajnish Seth, JCP (law and order).
The police have also imposed restrictions on what the media can carry into the court — mobiles, cameras, pens will not be allowed — and have said they will not be allowed to leave until the session is over.