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New Delhi: There is no dispute with the Maharashtra government over the payment of bills for providing security to 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab lodged in a Mumbai jail, an Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) official said yesterday.
“There is no dispute with the Maharashtra government. They are in talks with the government of India and the issue will be resolved soon,” ITBP Director General Ranjit Sinha told reporter here on the sidelines of the force’s golden jubilee celebrations.
The ITBP has prepared a bill of over `26 crore, till August 31, for providing a security cover to Kasab. The Maharashtra government has already made it clear that it won’t settle the bill till the central government chips in.
Since March 2009, over 150 ITBP personnel have been deployed in and around the jail to protect the jailed Pakistani terrorist, one of the 10 who sneaked into Mumbai and the only one to be caught alive during the mayhem. The union home ministry Tuesday recommended the rejection of the mercy petition of Kasab, who has been sentenced to death by the trial court, a government source said.
Kasab’s mercy petition was made to the president after the Supreme Court August 29 upheld his death sentence. IANS