New Delhi, Feb 21 (PTI) Welcoming the confirmation ofdeath penalty to 26/11 convict Ajmal Kasab by the Bombay HighCourt, Union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh today said the"culprit has been properly booked".
"Whatever maximum punishment is available under thelaw...has been awarded," he told reporters outside Parliament.
Deshmukh was the chief minister of Maharashtra when the26/11 terror attack took place.
He also expressed his sympathies for the families of thevictims.
The high court upheld the death sentence of Pakistaniterrorist Kasab for his involvement in the 26/11 Mumbai terrorattack that left 166 dead.
On Pakistan''s role in tackling terror, the former chiefminister said, "They do too little too late".
"Pakistan should do more. It should be visible. Unlessand until they take some action, people of India will not behappy," he further said.
NCP MP Supriya Sule also welcomed the high courtverdict. "Definitely, we welcome the judgement. It is a longoverdue judgement. Further proceedings should be in the fasttrack."
Union minister Salman Khurshid said, "I hope this provesas deterrence against those who has devil design against ourcountry." PTI ARU