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Rs 6 crore van for Ajmal Kasab?

April 02, 2009

After a bomb-proof tunnel worth Rs 2 crore, will Ajmal Amir Kasab [Images] -- the lone terrorist caught alive in the November 26 attacks in Mumbai [Images] -- get to travel around in special hi-tech secured vehicle?

The Maharashtra government has reportedly imported a van costing a whopping Rs 6 crore.

The van is fitted with a scanner that will detect any explosive in the periphery of 200 metres.

Ironically, a laptop that came with the van was stolen just days after it touched down in India.

Meanwhile, as the government spends crores to ensure Kasab's safety, the lawyer defending him will be entitled to receive meagre Rs 900 (as per the provisions of legal aid) at the end of trial.

Image: The van outside the Mumbai Police Commissioner's office.
Photograph: Arun Patil

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