Centre-State dispute over Qasab security bill


The Centre should get along with its government in Maharashtra and take the reconciliation path on crores of rupees spent by the Indo-Tibetan Border police on providing security cover to Qasab.

The ITBP has prepared a bill of over Rs 26 crore,till August 31,for providing security to Qasab.The cash strapped Maharashtra government has declined to foot the bill alone.

In fact,during November 26-29,2008,terror in Mumbai had claimed 166 lives.Qasab,one of the ten terrorists who managed to sneek into Mumbai and the only one who was caught alive and who was convicted on the charge of conspiring and killing many of them,was lodged in jail in Mumbai.

More than 150 ITBP personnel have been deployed in and around the jail to protect Kasab 24X7.

In response to a querry by journalists on Friday,Union Home Minister SK Shinde said:
“These are administrative matter and cannot be solved without being debated.”

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