Vineeta Kamte welcomes confirmation of death penalty to Kasab

Mumbai, Feb 21 (PTI) Welcoming the confirmation of deathpenalty awarded to Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab for hisrole in the Mumbai attacks, the wife of 26/11 martyr IPSofficer Ashok Kamte today demanded his execution at theearliest.

"Like everyone else, I also expected the Bombay HighCourt to confirm the death sentence to Kasab. I welcome thejudgement and expect that the punishment would be executed atthe earliest," Vineeta Kamte told PTI.

It was the rarest of rare case and everyone could seeKasab firing at people, killing them mercilessly, Kamte saidadding, "the terrorist always deserved the toughestpunishment."

The widow of then Additional Police Commissioner said theIndian government needs to introduce stronger laws to punishterrorists so that the would not even think of such attacks.

"Three or six months after the attack, Kasab should havebeen hanged. Going by the pace of the trial, it was felt thatthis was also considered like any other case. Due to variousprovisions and the prevailing legal system, he isunfortunately still safe and may also appeal before SupremeCourt or approach the President," Vineeta said.

If Indian government wants to instill confidence amongcitizens, it should execute punishment to Kasab at theearliest, said Vineeta, who penned "The Last Bullet" a book onher late husband.

On November 26, 2008, Kamte, ATS chief Hemant Karkareand ''encounter specialist'' Vijay Salaskar died fighting Kasaband his accomplice Ismail Khan at the Cama hospital during theterror strikes, which left 166 people dead.

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