Govt slow in ensuring justice to 26/11 victims: Martyrs` wives

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.

PTI



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

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