Ind to dig out Kasab's body to hand it over to Pak Taliban?

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New Delhi/Mumbai, Nov 23: Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde and his team might have been under pressure over the decision on Ajmal Kasab's body. Will the ministry decide to dig out his body to hand it over to Pakistani Taliban in order to avert a new terror attack?

Pakistani Taliban on Thursday, Nov 22 demanded the body of the sole surviving gunman of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. The terror outfit threatened to orchestrate another 26/11 kind attack on India if Indian authority does not return his body.

Pakistani Taliban spokesman Ahsanullah Ahsan was quoted as saying, "If his body is not given to us or his family, we will, God willing, carry on his mission."

During a telephonic conversation with Associated Press (AP), Ahsan called Kasab's execution as "murder" and asserted, "We will take revenge for his murder."

Maintaining supreme secrecy, India hanged Kasab at Pune's Yerwada Jail on Wednesday morning at 7:30 am and buried inside the jail premises at 9:30 am.

Sushilkumar Shinde earlier claimed that they were prepared to hand over the gunman's body to Pakistani authorities or his family members. However, neither Pakistan government officials nor any of Kasab's family members demanded for his body yet.

Now, following the terror threat, India government beefed up security in the country especially in Mumbai. Vigilance has particularly been stepped up in Maharashtra for Kasab was held in captivity in Mumbai and hanged in Pune. Besides, these two cities have also been targetted by terrorists quite a few times after 26/11.

While Mumbai has been targetted once, Pune was attacked twice. The Indian government is alert for it believes the well-entrenched terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), which allegedly had operated 26/11 attacks and also hailed Kasab as a 'hero', could make a retaliation to prove that it is not cowed by India's move to hang Kasab.

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