A CCTV garb of Mohammed Ajmal Aamir Kasab, a 23 year old from Faridkot village of Punjab, Pakistan, became the most recognizable mascot of terrorism for Indians post 26/11 terrorist attacks in Mumbai. Following his arrest on November 27, 2008, from Girgaum Chowpatty in South Mumbai, 86 counts were filed against the lone survivor Out of a gang of 10 who arrived to unleash terror in the financial capital of India. Bombay High Court heard this highly sensitive case.
Did you know that there was approximately 700 percent increase in the sale of CCTV systems from 1980 to 2000? It may come as a surprise, but from 1999 to 2001, Great Britain's network of security cameras, popularly called ‘Ring of Steel,’ cost over $330 million. You may be wondering if it is really worth spending big bucks into these mechanized watchmen. Do they actually serve in curbing criminal activities and discouraging lawlessness? Well, here is the answer.
Think about the magnitude of Kasab’s involvement in crimes against India - 166 deaths and conspiracy with 10 terrorists. This culminated in 17-months of painful wait for which the Indian tax payers money was spent lavishly to ensure his security. For Indians, the Special Court’s verdict is a final sigh of relief. On May 6th, 2010, Ajmal Kasab was awarded capital punishment by a special court.