Pune, Feb 17: Chiding the government for being more concerned with providing security to Shah Rukh Khan movie 'MNIK', instead of securing the state, Chairman of All India Anti-Terrorist Front M S Bitta said that the security diversion caused the Pune blast.
"THE ISI capitalized on the prevailing situation to strike Pune where security infrastructure was lame," he said in a press conference.
Bitta lashed out at the government for being more concerned with securing SRK film 'My Name Is Khan', instead of securing the city from possible terror attacks.
"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 ?," he asked.
Blaming the politicians for playing politics over dead bodies, Bitta hits out at the Shiv Sena and MNS for their "divisive politics", stating that in doing so they were giving Pakistan what it wanted.
Irked by the delay in prosecution of terror attackers, Bitta demanded that Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving attacker in the Mumbai terror attacks and Afzal Guru involved in the Parliament attack be hanged immediately.
"Afzal is still evading the noose and Kasab is enjoying mutton Biryani from Mumbai police," he commented.
He also suggested the constitution of Anti-Terrorist military court to try cases on fast track.
In his visit to the victims of the blast at a city hospital, Bitta said that Pune's progress as one of leading educational and economic hubs in the country, has led the masterminds of the German Bakery blast to plan the attack to taint that status.