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Ombales Happy With Kasab Conviction, Demand Death Penalty

 Mumbai: The family of slain assistant police sub-inspector Tukaram Ombale, who caught Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab alive during the 26/11 terror attacks, expressed satisfaction with the gunman's conviction but demanded he should be
PTI May 03, 2010 17:42 IST
PTI

 Mumbai: The family of slain assistant police sub-inspector Tukaram Ombale, who caught Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab alive during the 26/11 terror attacks, expressed satisfaction with the gunman's conviction but demanded he should be given death penalty.

"It is good to hear that Kasab was found guilty. We were eagerly awaiting this since morning. He should be given death penalty then only, I think, my father's sacrifice will have actual value," an emotional Vaishali Ombale, 23-year-old daughter of the policeman, told PTI.

Tukaram's cousin brother Namdeo Ombale said, "I knew that Kasab would be convicted as he was clearly seen killing people on the night of terror attacks. Tomorrow's day would be very crucial for us as the quantum of punishment in the case against Kasab would be decided and and we want the court to give him death penalty."

Unarmed Ombale was shot dead by an AK-47-wielding Kasab at Girgaum Chowpatty in south Mumbai but not before he ensured that the terrorist was caught alive.

"Kasab should be hanged," wife of Vijay Salaskar, who was killed while fighting terrorists in the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, said today after a special court convicted the Pakistani terrorist for the carnage.

"I expect death sentence for (Ajmal Amir) Kasab. Nothing less," Smita Salaskar told reporters.  Salaskar and two other senior police officers   ATS chief Hemant Karkare and additional commissioner of police Ashok Kamte   were killed by terrorists Abu Ismail and Kasab outside Cama hospital. 

Congress MP Milind Deora said, "It is extremely important to hang Kasab," the lone surviving terrorist out of the 10 who sailed to Mumbai from Karachi to carry out the attacks.