Mumbai : Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan Thursday welcomed the death penalty given to Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone gunman captured alive during the Mumbai terror attack.
“This was expected. I congratulate the police and the justice dispensing system,” he said. “Pakistan should cooperate with India on the issue of terrorism. I express the hope they will do so.”
Chavan became the chief minister after his predecessor Vilasrao Deshmukh was removed in the aftermath of the terror strikes Nov 26-29, 2008.
Home Minister R.R. Patil, reacting to the Thursday’s verdict, said: “This is what we expected, and hoped for.”