Govt spends Rs9,573 on Ajmal Kasab's funeral; Rs28 crore on upkeep

Thursday, 6 December 2012 - 11:10pm IST Updated: Thursday, 6 December 2012 - 11:12pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: PTI
Both Maharashtra and the union government spent Rs28.46 crore to provide food, security, medicines and clothes during Kasab's confinement in Arthur Road Central prison and at Yerwada jail in Pune.

Both Maharashtra and the union government spent Rs28.46 crore to provide food, security, medicines and clothes during Ajmal Kasab's confinement in Arthur Road Central prison here and at Yerwada jail in Pune.

The government spent Rs9,573 on Kasab's funeral and on the day of his execution, it spent Rs33.75 on food and Rs169 on his clothes, according to information obtained through an RTI query by Athak Seva Sangh chairman Anil Galgali.

"After I filed an application to obtain the information, the government replied to various questions but postmortem and mercy petition documents were denied by the state government," Galgali said.

Galgali had asked government to provide the total expenditure details on Kasab and his postmortem and mercy petition documents.

Maharashtra government spent Rs6,76,49,676.82 on Kasab including food (Rs43,417.67), security (Rs1,50,57,774. 90), medicines (Rs32,097),clothes (Rs2047), security construction (Rs5,25,16,542) and funeral (Rs9573).

Galgali has filed a "first appeal" with the Deputy Secretary of the Home department seeking information related to postmortem and mercy petition which the Under Secretary had denied.


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