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Hang Ajmal Kasab,he prays daily

Social worker writes letters to President,PM every day.

Social worker writes letters to President,PM every day

Social worker Narayan Patil (42),who had barely left CST when Ajmal Kasab and aides wreaked havoc in Mumbai on November 26,2008,has been writing letters to the Prime Minister and President every day since December 17 praying the Pakistani terrorist be hanged immediately.

On death row,the lone surviving perpetrator of the brazen terror attack recently filed a mercy petition before the President.

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Shell shocked after the strike,Patil started dropping a letter,addressed to PM,President and Maharashtra Chief Minister and Home Minister,every day at the office of the Kalyan tehsildar seeking justice.

“I have dropped 1,372 letters at the tehsildar office [till Saturday demanding Kasab be hanged immediately,” the son of a retired Army subedar said.

Patil insisted immediate hanging was the only solution.

“I also questioned government security,” he said and added,“Till Kasab is hanged,I have decided not to celebrate any festival.”

Kalyan tehsildar Shekhar Ghadge said,“Patil has been delivering the letters daily since December 2008 seeking. We have been forwarding the letters to higher authorities.”

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Recalling the attack,Patil said he had just left CST,one of the sites Kasab and aides struck. “One of my friends died in the strike.”

“I hope he is not treated like [Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru,who is yet to be hanged,” Patil said.

“I have been living in agony for the last four years. If Kasab has to be hanged tomorrow,why not today?” he said.

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Kasab and nine other Pakistani terrorists reached south Mumbai on November 26,2008,by sea from Karachi and went on a shooting spree. They targeted Mumbai landmarks such as Hotel Taj and CST,killing 166 people,including foreigners and cops.

While all other Pakistani terrorists perished in a counter-offensive by security forces,Kasab was captured alive.

An RTI query revealed as many as 11 mercy petitions,including that of Afzal Guru,are pending before President Pranab Mukherjee. The file of Balwant Singh Rajoana,killer of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh,is with the Home Ministry.

First published on: 24-09-2012 at 01:54:01 am
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