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'Court should expedite 26/11 trial, punish Kasab'

July 21, 2009 14:57 IST

Family members of the slain cops who fell prey to the bullets of Pakistani terrorist Mohammad Ajmal Kasab and his cohorts  feel the court should expedite the trial and punish Kasab.

Vinita Kamte, wife of Additional Commissioner of Police, Ashok Kamte who was killed by Kasab and his partner Abu Ismail near Cama hospital, said that the court should try to conclude the trial at the earliest and Kasab should be awarded capital punishment."Although Kasab had denied his involvement initially, it was obvious that he was part of the group of terrorists which carried out the dastardly attack. What he did cannot be undone. But the court should award him the death sentence thus setting a precedent," Vinita told PTI.

Supporting this view, Smita Salaskar, wife of slain police inspector and encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar, said that the confession may speed up the legal process. "I cannot comment on whether the court would hold Kasab guilty or not, but in my eyes he will always be the one who killed my husband and several other innocents," Smita said.

Vaishali Ombale, daughter of police constable Tukaram Ombale, who was killed during the encounter with Kasab and Ismail, feels that there are several other dimensions to the case and that Kasab is just one part of it.