Bitta for anti-terrorist military court

Anti-Terrorist Front chairman MS Bitta demanded setting up of an anti-terrorist military court.

Last Updated: Jul 20, 2011, 22:08 PM IST

Mumbai: Anti-Terrorist Front chairman M S
Bitta on Wednesday demanded setting up of an anti-terrorist military
court, saying it would help deal with the menace of terror and
also prevent political interference in the execution of death
sentence awarded to terrorists.

"Like America, India should set up an anti-terrorist
military court to deal with terrorism... Such a court should
be given all the powers," Bitta, who is on a visit to the
city to meet July 13 bomb blast victims and their families
said.

"The policy of hearing mercy pleas of terrorists should
not be allowed after setting up of anti-terror court. This
will help prevent political interference in execution of death
sentence to terrorists," he said.

Bitta, who visited July 13 bomb blasts sites at Zaveri
Bazaar and Opera House, met some of the injured at Saifee
hospital and kin of the deceased.

The former Youth Congress leader said that terrorists,
Ajmal Kasab, Afzal Guru and Devinder Singh Bhullar, awarded
death penalty, should have been hanged by now.

"Now a case is being made out that Bhullar is mentally
unwell, which is not correct. Similarly, Kasab and Guru may
also say they are not mentally well," he said.

PTI