Pune blast the result of security division for MNIK: Bitta

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Pune, Feb 17 (ANI): Congress leader and All India Anti Terror Front (AIATF) chairman M. S. Bitta on Wednesday said a security diversion to protect the Shah Rukh Khan's movie "My Name is Khan" offered an opportune moment for the Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) to engineer the terror attack in Pune.

Interacting with the media after visiting the blast location here Bitta said: "The ISI capitalized on the prevailing situation to strike Pune where security infrastructure was lame."

Pune is a big city in India and a leading educational and economic hub and the masterminds of the German Bakery blast had designs to harm that status, he said.

"Beefing up security in Pune after the blast is nothing but a farce. Why the government did not do it earlier in view of the burgeoning proportions of the city ?," Bitta questioned.

He also blamed politicians for playing "politics over the dead bodies."

Bitta also demanded immediate death penalty to Ajmal Kasab who was arrested during 26/11 attack and Afzal Guru who was involved in the Parliament attack.

"Afzal is still evading the noose and Kasab is enjoying mutton Biryani from Mumbai police," he commented.

He demanded the Centre to constitute anti-terrorist military court to try cases on fast track.

Bitta also criticised Shiv Sena and Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) for their divisive politics and said that was precisely what Pakistan wanted. (ANI)

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