Congress welcomes Kasab's execution

Last Updated: Wed, Nov 21, 2012 06:06 hrs
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New Delhi: Welcoming the execution of Ajmal Kasab, Congress today hoped the government would now pursue the case against the handlers in Pakistan as also expedite the decision on Parliament attack death row convict Afzal Guru.

"I welcome it. Now the government of India should pursue the case against the handlers in Pakistan. They should expedite the decision on Afzal Guru," said party general secretary Digvijay Singh.

Kasab, the sole surviving terrorist from the 26/11 terror attack, was hanged to death at the Yerawada Jail in Pune at 7.30 am.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said the law has taken its own course in the case.

"A dastardly terrorist act was perpetrated. An investigative process that culminated in a multi-layered fair judicial process playing itself out right upto the Supreme Court, the law has taken its own course," Tewari said.

166 persons had died in the 26/11 terror attack. Police had succeeded in capturing Kasab alive after killing the remaining nine terrorists.

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