Final arguments in the case began on March 9, 2010. On March 31, 2010, the judgement was reserved for May 3, 2010, when Kasab was pronounced guilty.
Kasab was sentenced to death by the Bombay High Court on February 21 this year. The death penalty was later suspended after Kasab appealed against that sentence to the Supreme Court.
Kasab, in his mid-20s, is lodged in a special cell in Mumbai's Arthur Road jail, the construction of which alone cost the state exchequer over Rs 5.24 crore.
A whopping Rs 10.87 crore was spent between March 28, 2009, and September 30, 2010, for providing him security cover by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), she said. However, after the state government received the bill for Rs 10.87 crore to be paid towards deployment of ITBP, it wrote to the Centre expressing its inability to make the payment, saying Kasab's security was not Maharashtra's concern alone.