In a veiled criticism of slain ATS chief Hemant Karkare’s wife and daughter, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray has said the country does not share their stance that the lone 26/11 terrorist should be let off on “humanitarian grounds”.
“The Karkare family may have a different opinion. But that’s not the opinion of family members of the other policemen killed in the terror attacks,” Thackeray wrote in the Sena’s mouthpiece Saamana.
“The daughter of Tukaram Ombale, who fell to Kasab’s bullets but ensured that Kasab was captured, has said the souls of the 16 policemen killed in the terror attacks will get peace only if he is hanged,” Thackeray said. “We respect Karkare’s martyrdom and we are expressing our opinion while respecting his sacrifice,” he said.