Press Esc to close
Thursday 02 October 2014
News updated at 3:43 AM IST
Weather
Max: 29.3°C
Min : 21.4°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

US ignored death of 166 Indians: BJP

NEW DELHI, Jan 25, 2013, DHNS:

The BJP on Friday said that 35-year jail term for Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist David Headley appears to be only meant for those five American victims and not for others who were killed in the 26/11 terror strike.

The 52-year-old Pakistani-American Lashkar terrorist was sentenced by a Chicago court for the 26/11 Mumbai but escaped death penalty as he turned approver to assist the investigating agency in the case.

Reiterating that he should be handed over to India which is possible under the extradition treaty signed between the two countries, BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy said: “It seems that conviction has come only on behalf of six American killed in 26/11. The court must have taken a considered view. But 166 people were killed in Mumbai from all over the world, apart from the US.”


The government and the Congress too agreed that Headley should be extradited.
Other than that they wanted that he should have been awarded capital punishment. “Had we tried him we would have sought much more,” stated External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid.

“We want death sentence for Headley and those who were involved in killing of 166 people in Mumbai. We will keep asking for his death sentence,” Union Home Secretary R K Singh told reporters.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Nokia India Sales Marketing Director Raghuvesh Swarup launches the new Nokia Lumia ...

Nokia India Sales Marketing Director Raghuvesh Swarup launches the new Nokia Lumia ...

India's Mary Kom is lifted by her coach after she won the gold in women's flyweight boxing ...

India's Mary Kom is lifted by her coach after she won the gold in women's flyweight boxing ...

Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen attends the Durga Puja celebrations in Mumbai ...

Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen attends the Durga Puja celebrations in Mumbai ...

A huge statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Bengaluru a day before its inauguration ...

A huge statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Bengaluru a day before its inauguration ...

Silver medal winner India's Tintu Luka poses at the podium during the medal ceremony ...

Silver medal winner India's Tintu Luka poses at the podium during the medal ceremony ...

Boxer Mary Kom kisses shares a moment with her kid after winning the gold medal ...

Boxer Mary Kom kisses shares a moment with her kid after winning the gold medal ...

Damaged coaches after Krishak Express and Barauni Express collided near Gorakhpur ...

Damaged coaches after Krishak Express and Barauni Express collided near Gorakhpur ...

India's boxer Sarita cries at the podium after refusing to accept the bronze medal ...

India's boxer Sarita cries at the podium after refusing to accept the bronze medal ...

People look at the damaged coaches after Krishak Express and Barauni Express collided ...

People look at the damaged coaches after Krishak Express and Barauni Express collided ...

Indian tennis legend and global ambassador of the sport, Vijay Amritraj addressing during ...

Indian tennis legend and global ambassador of the sport, Vijay Amritraj addressing during ...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523