'26/11 perpetrators should be brought to book by Pakistan': K. Unnikrishnan
K. Unnikrishnan, the father of slain NSG commando Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, on Wednesday said the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack investigations must continue and that the perpetrators should be brought to book by Pakistan, not by India.
"I have already told that the investigations must continue and the perpetrators should be brought to book by Pakistan, not by India. But our aim should be to pursue this thing vigorously, without saying that we have killed the culprit and by stopping at that. I don't think sensible people will do that and I hope everything will go on with much vigor and we will get the benefits," he said.
Unnikrishnan, however, said that the punishment given to 26/11 Mumbai terror attack accused Ajmal Kasab is mild as compared to the magnitude of crime committed by him.
"The mistake he has done, the fault he has done, the crime he has done is much more than he is getting now. The way in which the officials conducted the hanging that is the best part of it...he deserved it," he said.
Kasab was hanged at Pune's Yerwada Jail at 7:30 a.m. today after President Pranab Mukherjee rejected his mercy petition. He was buried inside the premises of Yerwada Jail shortly after his execution.
25-year-old Kasab had been lodged in the Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai ever since he was arrested immediately after the attack in 2008. He was convicted and given capital punishment by the trial court on May 6, 2010, which was upheld by the Bombay High Court on February 21, 2011.
The Supreme Court subsequently upheld the sentence on August 29 this year.
Kasab was one of the ten terrorists who travelled to India for the attack. Other nine were killed in the operation. 166 people were killed in the Mumbai terror attack.