Kasab should be hanged publicly: Kavita Karkare
Pakistani gunman Ajmal Kasab should not be allowed to approach the Supreme Court and should be hanged publicly, says Kavita Karkare, wife of slain ATS chief Hemant Karkare.
Mumbai: Pakistani gunman Ajmal Kasab
should not be allowed to approach the Supreme Court and should
be hanged publicly, says Kavita Karkare, wife of slain ATS
chief Hemant Karkare.
Reacting to the special court giving Kasab death
sentence, Kavita said, "I don`t think this is the end of the
chapter of 26/11. This is just the beginning. Now we should
hang Kasab publicly and we should not give him a chance to go
to the Supreme Court".
She said in the last 18 months, a lot of patience has
been shown and a message given to the entire world that India
is a democratic and peaceful country.
Kavita said the people should come together to combat
Her comments came amid concerns voiced that it may
take a long time for the legal process to be completed. Kasab
can move the High Court, the apex court and then seek clemency
from the President.
She, however, said there were several questions which
have still remained unanswered.
"I am happy with the court`s verdict. Kasab will meet
his fate for his deeds," Karkare told reporters today hours
after the Additional Sessions Judge M L Tahaliyani pronounced
death sentence to Kasab.
However, Karkare, who comes from a family with a
police background, said that she was not satisfied with the
"stories made-up" by the police over the missing bulletproof
jacket, which Karkare had worn.
She said that the police have still not been able to
find out who actually killed her husband on the dreadful night
of November 26, 2008.
"I think I am being misled. Neither the police nor the
government is providing me with the facts as to who killed
Hemant. I now feel that they have cooked stories about the
missing bulletproof jacket," she said.
On May 3, while delivering the judgement, the court
observed that Abu Ismail`s bullet had killed Ashok Kamte. "But
experts could not form an opinion as to whose bullet killed
Karkare and encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar," court said.
"I am not accusing either the state government or the
Mumbai police. But my point of contention is that I want true
answers to the several questions that are still lingering in
my mind," she added.