Cop, who fired at Kasab happy after death penalty confirmation

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Mumbai, Feb 21 (PTI) Railway Assistant Sub Inspector(ASI) Jillu Yadav, who fired at Ajmal Kasab and his associateAbu Ismail at the CST during the 26/11 attacks, today said hewas "extremely happy" after the High Court''s confirmation ofdeath penalty to the Pakistani terrorist and hopes that hewould meet the same fate in the apex court as well.

"I knew that High Court would confirem death penalty toKasab as he killed hundreds of people and even policemen. I amextremely happy to hear this," said Yadav, who was honouredwith the President Police Medal besides Rs 10 lakh monetaryreward for his bravery.

The former constable, who was promoted as an ASI inacknowledgment of his exemplary courage, is sure of Kasab''soutcome in the Supreme Court.

"I am sure he would face the same fate in the SupremeCourt also, if he appeals there. Now every Indian''s wish isthat the terrorist should be hanged at the earliest," he said.

However, Yadav still continues to regret having notkilled the terrorist-duo at the CST railway station itself,which he says could have saved several lives.

"Earlier also I had said, and now also I am reiteratingthat I wish I could have had an opportunity to kill Kasab andhis associate at CST itself. If I could have done that, then Icould have saved lives of several people including then ATSchief Hemant Karkare. It was a terrifying scene at thestation," 55-year-old Yadav of the Railway Protection Force(RPF) told PTI.

Kasab and his aide Ismail, had barged into the crowdedChhatrapati Shivaji Terminus on the fateful night of November26, 2008 and opened indiscriminate firing, killing over 50persons. Hearing the bullet shots, an alert Yadav, rushed tothe spot when he saw the duo gunning down commuters. (MORE)PTI VM DK DK

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