Bring other accused in Mumbai attacks to justice: CPI(M)

The CPI(M) on Friday expressed satisfaction at the conviction of Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab in the Mumbai attacks case and said the government should make all efforts to bring the other accused persons to justice.

Last Updated: May 07, 2010, 21:11 PM IST

New Delhi: The CPI(M) on Friday expressed
satisfaction at the conviction of Pakistani terrorist Ajmal
Kasab in the Mumbai attacks case and said the government
should make all efforts to bring the other accused persons to
justice.

"With regard to the biggest terrorist violence in India,
the Mumbai attack, the Central Committee expressed
satisfaction that through the judicial process the accused
Ajmal Kasab has been convicted," the party said in a statement
after the three-day meeting of its Central Committee here.
"The Central Government should make all efforts to
bring the other accused persons to book to face trial," it
said.

It also said that the arrest of three persons in the
Ajmer Sharief Dargah blasts of 2007 have "revealed the role of
Hindutva extremist elements" in this terrorist attack.

"One of those arrested is reported to be a member of the
RSS. These elements are linked to the group which conducted
the Malegaon blasts in Maharashtra. The enquiries point to the
involvement of the same elements in the Mecca Masjid blast in
Hyderabad," it said.

The party asked the government to ensure a coordinated
investigation of all these terrorist attacks linked to
Hindutva extremists.
"In the Mecca Masjid bomb blast a number of Muslim youths
were rounded up and kept in detention and tortured for weeks.
26 of them were also charge-sheeted and kept in prison for
seven months. The bias in police investigation of terrorist
incidents against Muslims in general is disturbing," it said.

The Government of Andhra Pradesh and the CBI must take
remedial measures. All those arrested and detained in the
Hyderabad case must be suitably compensated, it added.

PTI