Ready to become hangman for Kasab: Hamid Khan
Reactions of people after the Bombay high court upheld death sentence for Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab today. Most of them want him to be hanged immediately and agree that a death sentence is the best punishment that can be given to him.mumbai Updated: Feb 21, 2011 19:13 IST
Deven Bharti: Additional Commissioner of Police (Mumbai Crime Branch)
"The Bombay high court has appreciated the evidence against Fahim Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed. But has not convicted them because the high court opined that the evidence against them has not been corroborated. We will look into the judgement in detail and decide on the further steps to be taken against Fahim and Sabauddin."
Vaishali Omble: Daughter of Tukaram Omble – the assistant police inspector who pinned down Kasab.
"Kasab should be hanged. He deserves it. But the Indian government should expedite the case and ensure that Kasab be hanged at the earliest. The government should also pursue the case with much vigor, than what it has been doing, to ensure that the perpetrators of 26/11 be prosecuted. The harshest of punishment should be dished out to them, to ensure that it sets a precedent and deters anybody from plotting violent attacks in India."
Devika Rotwan: A standard seventh student who suffered bullet injuries at CST.
"The decision by the Bombay high court is perfect. Kasab should be hanged at the earliest. I long to play with my friends, but I cannot because of the injury to my leg. He has not only made my life miserable, but for so many others who lost their loved ones. There should not be any decision other than death for him."
Hamid Khan and his mother Sabira Khan: Injured in taxi blast at Mazgaon
"Kasab should be hanged at the earliest. And if the government does not find a hangman, I am prepared to become the hangman for Kasab. I am openly declaring it. Those who perpetrate terrorism in the name of Islam from Pakistan, should know that we in India are not cowards. Give me the weapon and I will take down 100 such Kasabs."
"But the government should understand our plight. We have not been given our compensation. My mother was in the hospital for 13 months since the incident, and is physically impaired. We have shelled out Rs 6 lakhs on her treatment. We have all the bills, but each time we enter the mantralaya we are shooed away. The government should consider our plea, and give us our compensation. Else we will have to beg on the streets soon."
Arun Jadhav: Police constable – was in the Qualis in which Hemant Karkare, Ashok Kamte and Vijay Salaskar were killed.
"I still cannot forget that day. I would want that Kasab be hanged immediately. But we have to follow the procedure laid down by the law of the land. I would want that the procedures be expedited."