FTIL's Jignesh Shah in same lock-up where Ajmal Kasab and Abu Jundal had stayed

Written by PTI | Mumbai | Updated: May 9 2014, 03:43am hrs
ShahThe lock-up is considered to be one of the safest places to lodge an accused. Express photo: Pradip Das
Financial Technologies and Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd promoter Jignesh Shah, arrested yesterday in the Rs 5,600 crore NSEL scam case, has been lodged in the same lock-up that once housed 26/11 Mumbai attacks terrorists Ajmal Kasab and Abu Jundal.

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The ground-plus-three-storey building within the premises of the police commissionerate houses Shah's interrogation room-cum-bedroom. It is the same lock-up on the first floor where 26/11 gunman Ajmal Kasab and his associate Abu Jundal had been lodged during investigations at separate times.

There is no fan or pillows inside the lock-up, a police officer said.

Shah was served food in the afternoon and night, besides tea in the morning and last evening, the officer said, adding that, "He was given rice, roti, dal and vegetable curry."

Shah did not speak much in the lock-up, the officer said.

The lock-up is considered to be one of the safest places to lodge an accused, as no civilians or visitors are allowed there.