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Rights And Privileges That Kasab Has In Jail

Pants without cord, woollen blankets, pot, plate and aluminium mug are some of the articles that convicted Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab is entitled to under the provision of Prison rules. After an accused is convicted,
PTI May 09, 2010 16:36 IST
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Pants without cord, woollen blankets, pot, plate and aluminium mug are some of the articles that convicted Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab is entitled to under the provision of Prison rules.

After an accused is convicted, he is entitled to certain facilities under the Prisons (prisoners sentenced to death) Rules 1971, according to lawyer Sayaji Nangre.

Since Kasab has been convicted in the 26/11 terror attack case, he too shall be entitled to such facilities prescribed under the Prison Rules, he said.

Kasab may be permitted to have interviews with his relatives, friends and lawyers if the Superintendent of Prison is of the opinion that such permission may be granted to him. So far, none of his relatives or friends have contacted him.

The Superintendent has the discretion to allow Kasab read religious books, keep religious pictures, rosary and essential emblems, subject to security checks.

Kasab may also be allowed to read newspapers and books with the permission of the Jail Superintendent.

On the recommendation of medical officer, Kasab may be allowed to exercise in open air within the prison walls in morning and evening hours under the care of a guard.

Kasab may also be given tobacco and other indulgences if the Superintendent deems fit. However, according to jail sources, he does not consume tobacco in any form. When death penalty is confirmed it shall not be executed on a public holiday, the prison rules state. PTI