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'Trial absurd, Kasab should have been punished immediately'

mumbai Updated: Nov 27, 2010 01:29 IST
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Kasab should not have been tried but directly punished, believes K Unnikrishnan, 62.

His son, National Security Guards (NSG) commando Sandeep Unnikrishnan, had died while fighting the terrorists who had held hostages inside the Taj Mahal Palace on November 26, 2008.

“The closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera clips were enough evidence to punish him. The trial seems absurd to me,” Unnikrishnan said, after participating in an hour-long march, Ek Kadam, organised by Congress MLC Charan Sapra on Friday.

“The march was organised to spread the message of humanity and unity and to remember the martyrs,” Sapra said.

Around 1,000 people, including actors Mahima Choudhury and Raveena Tandon, participated in the solidarity march that started from Trident hotel at Nariman Point up to the Gateway of India.

At the Gateway of India, chief minister Prithviraj Chavan joined Unnikrishnan to pay homage to the 26/11 martyrs.

“The reality is that it is two years now and there is no point discussing the attacks. Let us put them behind and see how we can build a secure future,” said Unnikrishnan, who took a month to travel 1,600 km from Delhi to Mumbai on a bicycle.

“I am cycling to keep Sandeep’s spirit alive and not for publicity. I will spend Saturday at the Taj where we lost Sandeep. We want to spend the whole day by ourselves remembering him,” he said.