Cop, who fired at Kasab happy after death penalty confirmation

"I knew that High Court would confirem death penalty to Kasab as he killed hundreds of people and even policemen. I am extremely happy to hear this," said Yadav, who was honoured with the President Police Medal besides Rs 10 lakh monetary reward for his bravery.

The former constable, who was promoted as an ASI in acknowledgment of his exemplary courage, is sure of Kasab's outcome in the Supreme Court.

"I am sure he would face the same fate in the Supreme Court also, if he appeals there. Now every Indian's wish is that the terrorist should be hanged at the earliest," he said.

However, Yadav still continues to regret having not killed the terrorist-duo at the CST railway station itself, which he says could have saved several lives.

"Earlier also I had said, and now also I am reiterating that I wish I could have had an opportunity to kill Kasab and his associate at CST itself. If I could have done that, then I could have saved lives of several people including then ATS chief Hemant Karkare. It was a terrifying scene at the station," 55-year-old Yadav of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) told PTI.

Kasab and his aide Ismail, had barged into the crowded Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus on the fateful night of November 26, 2008 and opened indiscriminate firing, killing over 50 persons.

Hearing the bullet shots, an alert Yadav, rushed to the spot when he saw the duo gunning down commuters.

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