Kasab`s conviction meets ends of justice: Ex-NSG boss

Former NSG chief J K Dutt, who headed the operation against the Pakistani terrorists during the Mumbai siege, today said the judgement of the special court convicting Ajmal Kasab meets the ends of justice.

Updated: May 03, 2010, 18:19 PM IST

New Delhi: Former NSG chief J K Dutt, who
headed the operation against the Pakistani terrorists during
the Mumbai siege, today said the judgement of the special
court convicting Ajmal Kasab meets the ends of justice.

However, the acquittal of two Indians in the case for
lack of evidence does not prove their innocence, he said.
"I feel the judgement in the case meets the ends
of justice," Dutt said.

Asked about the acquittal of Faheem Ansari and
Sabauddin Ahmed, he said they got the benefit of doubt.

"The evidence against them did not go beyond the
reasonable doubt. When the evidence is not beyond reasonable
doubt, the court gives the benefit of doubt in favour of the
accused. It does not mean the accused are not involved," he
said.

Dutt said the decision of the court will bring some
solace to the families which lost their near and dear ones in
the attacks.

"The decision of the court will reaffirm the faith of
the people in the democratic system," he said.

Dutt headed the Operation Black Tornado against the
terrorists during the Mumbai carnage.

PTI