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Kasab should have been hanged in public: Anna

Posted on Nov 21, 06:05PM | IBNS

Gandhian social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday said lone surviving terrorist in 26/11 Mumbai attack Mohammad Ajmal Kasab should have been hanged in 'public'.

Anna made the comments on a day when Kasab was hanged in western city Pune in Maharashtra on Wednesday morning, only four days before the fourth anniversary of the audacious strike from Pakistan-based terror groups that left 166 people dead and over 300 wounded.

"It has taken too long to hang Kasab. He should have been hanged in public," Anna told reporters.

"His public hanging would have been a lesson for anybody who causes loss of life in our country," he said.

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

Kasab was the only among the 10 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.

South Mumbai was the main target as the attacks took place at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, the Oberoi Trident hotel, the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel, Leopold Cafe, Cama Hospital, the Nariman House Jewish community centre, the Metro Cinema, and a lane behind the Times of India building and St. Xavier's College.

Kasab, who is a Pakistan-groomed Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist, 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.