Mumbai has been put under close surveillance and tight security as it waits to hear the verdict on Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving Pakistani gunman in the 26/11 attacks, today.
The special court’s verdict is expected to be delivered today in the Arthur Road jail premises. Traffic will slow with numerous checkpoints being set up across the city as well as special surveillance at Mumbai’s six entry-exit points, said sources in the Mumbai police. The jail compound, where the trial has been underway for more than a year, already has more than 200 paramilitary personnel from Indo-Tibetan Border Police guarding it.
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The police have also imposed restrictions on what the media can carry into the court, mobiles, cameras, pens will not be allowed, and have said they will not be allowed to leave until the session is over. Security was stepped up on Sunday outside the heavily guarded prison housing Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving gunman of the 2008 Mumbai attack, a day before a special court is expected to deliver its verdict. A special court in Mumbai is expected to decide the fate of Kasab and two Indian suspects,Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed, today.

The judgment comes seventeen months after the attack. Since we have submitted genuine proofs in the court, I have full confidence that the verdict will be in our favour. But still we have to see the actions of the court. Court has filed 86 charges against Kasab (Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving gunman of the 2008 Mumbai attack), we have to see on how many accounts does the court finds him guilty, said Ujjwal Nikam, Special Public Prosecutor in the case.

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At least 166 people were killed by 10 gunmen in a three-day rampage, which strained relations between nuclear-armed neighbours India and Pakistan. New Delhi broke off peace talks with Pakistan, saying Islamabad must first act against militants operating from its soil, including the Lashkar-e-Taiba, of which the Pakistani suspect, Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, is believed to be a member. Kin of the victim police officials of the attack said Kasab should be immediately punished. India had charged 38 people in connection with the killings, most of them living in Pakistan. The charge sheet ran to some 11,000 pages and the prosecution examined more than 650 witnesses.Kasab faces the death penalty if found guilty of waging war against India. In March the prosecution and defence made their closing arguments in the special court housed in a high-security prison in central Mumbai.