Kasab gets 'bored' in jail, wants to read books
8 Jul 2009, 1724 hrs IST, PTI
wanting to meet amitabh is not enough to keep his mind occupied
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MUMBAI: Pakistani militant Mohammed Ajmal Kasab on Wednesday requested the special court hearing 26/11 terrorist attack case to provide him books as
he was "bored" with the life in jail.
"I am bored and need books to read," Kasab told Judge M L Tahaliyani.
Kasab, currently lodged in the highly-guarded Arthur Road jail, said either the court should provide him books or allow him to buy them from his money seized by police at the time of arrest last year.
Kasab, earlier, told the judge that he wanted to speak to his lawyer Abbas Kazmi, which was allowed by the court.
Later, when the judge inquired what was the matter, Kazmi said "Kasab needs books to read. He is feeling bored in his cell".
Kasab then stood up and told the judge in Hindi, "Sir, please give me books or allow me to buy them from my money".
The court told him that this would not be possible because his money (seized by police) has now become "Mudemal" (property of the court) as the trial was in progress.
Police had seized Rs 4,580 from Kasab at the time of his arrest.
Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam asked Kasab, "Now, what is the use of reading books"?.
Advocate Kazmi later told the court that he would provide books in Urdu to Kasab as he had done earlier.