Pranab justifies Malik`s observation on Kasab

Union Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee said Pakistan`s Interior Minister Rehman Malik has rightly commented that Ajmal Kasab, should be hanged.

Last Updated: Nov 11, 2011, 00:13 AM IST

Kolkata: Union Finance minister Pranab
Mukherjee on Thursday night said Pakistan`s Interior Minister Rehman
Malik has rightly commented that Ajmal Kasab, the lone
surviving Pakistani terrorist in the 26/11 attack, should be
hanged.

"He (Rehman Malik) has rightly said it," Mukherjee told
reporters at his residence here while commenting on Malik`s
remark that Kasab is a terrorist who should be hanged.

Pakistan Interior Minister said at Addu in Maldives that
Ajmal Kasab is a terrorist, a non-state actor and he should be
sent to gallows.

Asked for his comment on Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister
Omar Abdullah`s demand for repeal of Armed Forces Special
Powers Act (AFSPA) from some parts of the state and also the
Army`s reservation on such a demand, Mukherjee refused to
comment.

"I will not react to anybody`s observation," he said.

PTI