Former high court justices and top police officers lauded the manner in which Ajmal Kasab's execution was carried out and said it would send a clear message that India will not tolerate such acts of terror. Mohan K Korappath
The secret execution of Ajmal Kasab on Wednesday will not bring down the curtains on perhaps the most sophisticated terror strike on Indian soil. HT
After Ajmal Kasab’s execution, the focus is back on Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, who is among a dozen death row inmates whose mercy petitions are shuttling between North Block and Rashtrapati Bhavan. Aloke Tikku
The only thing special for Ajmal Kasab in Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail was his security. The fortified complex where he was held was secluded from barracks crowded by lesser criminals. Vinod Sharma
The hanging of Ajmal Kasab — mysteriously codenamed Operation X — resembled a secret, intelligence operation.
The execution of Ajmal Kasab should have been carried out without secrecy as it would have given a strong message to the world and a clear warning to terrorists, Arvind Kejriwal-led IAC said on Wednesday and demanded that the death penalty of Afzal Guru be decided swiftly.
Calls for speedy hanging of 2001 Parliament attack death row convict Afzal Guru grow louder after the execution of Ajmal Kasab today with opposition BJP leading the charge.
Eknath Omble, younger brother of Tukaram Omble, the assistant police sub-inspector who gave up his life to capture Ajmal Kasab, the only terrorist nabbed alive in the 26/11 terror attack expressed satisfaction at the hanging of Kasab early this morning.
No one from the union cabinet or even UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi were kept in the loop about Ajmal Kasab's scheduled hanging this morning.
Sticking to its story that Ajmal Kasab was a non-state actor, Pakistan refused to accept his body from the Indian government after his execution on Wednesday. Apparently, there were domestic reasons for the decision as well.
Wednesday came as a surprise for assistant sub inspector Tukaram Ombale's family after the news broke that Ajmal Amir Kasab, the dreaded Pakistani terrorist, whom Ombale had nabbed while sacrificing his life, was finally executed. Eknath Ombale, brother of the martyr speaks to Saurabh Joshi.
"I swear by God, won't do such a thing again", were the last words uttered by 26/11 attacker, Ajmal Kasab who was hanged till death and buried immediately inside Yerwada jail today. Satyajit Joshi
& Mohamed Thaver
Forty-nine-year-old Mangesh Naik, a head constable now attached with Malad police station, was among the first persons to pin down Mohamed Ajmal Amir Kasab after assistant sub-inspector Tukaram Ombale threw himself on the LeT terrorist.
The sprawling Yerawada Central prison in Pune where 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab was hanged on Wednesday, has been a witness to many important events since its establishment by the British in 1851 on a huge 500 acre plot of land.