Govt slow in ensuring justice to 26/11 victims: Martyrs` wives
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Last Updated: Monday, January 31, 2011, 00:40
Lucknow: Wives of the three police officers, who were killed in 26/11 Mumbai attacks, today alleged the Centre is acting "too slow" in ensuring justice to victims of the terror strikes and failed to punish its perpetrators.

"The government is acting too slow in ensuring punishment... It has been two years since the attack but the Centre could not trace its mastermind. Besides, the government has also not taken any encouraging steps that shows that it was really serious to ensure punishment to the culprits," Kavita Karkare, wife of slain Maharashtra ATS chief Hemant Karkare, told reporters here.

While, Smita Salaskar, wife of another slain officer Vijay Salaskar, said justice to victims of the terror attack could only be given when all those involved in the 26/11 strike were punished.

"It is not palpable that something is being done to punish the terrorists and perpetrators of the attack... The Centre is moving slow to ensure punishment to the mastermind of 26/11 attack. It is very unfortunate that in our country the pace of investigation becomes slow after initial breakthroughs... And later other such incidents continue to happen," Smita said.

They were attending a function here organised by an eminent multi-business conglomerate to felicitate family members of Kargil, Mumbai and Dantewada martyrs here.

Asked about hanging of terrorist Azmal Amir Kasab, held guilty in Mumbai strikes, she said by only giving punishment to him would not serve the purpose as he was the executer not the mastermind.

She demanded Mumbai government should make all the steps taken to ensure punishment to the culprits.

Vinita Kamte, wife of slain Vinod Kamte, too raised question mark of government's promptness. "The Centre should make strict law to check terrorism and fix a time frame to complete inquiry in such cases."

"The people should feel that there was rule of law in the country and if the government failed to provide justice to victims to Mumbai attack, the faith of people would shatter," she added.


First Published: Monday, January 31, 2011, 00:40

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