Kasab had no last wish: Patil

Last Updated: Wed, Nov 21, 2012 19:11 hrs

Mumbai, Nov 21 (IBNS) Lone surviving gunman in the 26/11 attack Ajmal Kasab had no last wish before he was hanged at Pune's Yerawada Jail at 7.30 am on Wednesday morning, said Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil after the execution of the terrorist.

"He did not have any last wish," said Patil, adding that the central government was informed and the centre in turn has informed the Pakistan government.

"Justice has been done today," said Patil.

Asked why it was done with such secrecy, Patil said: "We kept it a secret because of security reasons and by hanging him today after due legal process we also proved that we can reply strongly to any attack on us by any external force."

Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan told a news channel that secrecy had been maintained over Kasab´s execution because the government did not want to compromise the security situation in any way.

A total of 166 people including foreigners were killed in the attack on Mumbai in Nov 2008.

Kasab was the only among the ten Pakistani gunmen who was captured alive after they went on a killing spree in Mumbai for nearly three days targetting luxury hotels, Jewish centres, railways stations and hospital.

He was hanged after a four year long legal process and following rejection of his mercy petitions at every forum- from Supreme Court to the President.

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