Kasab hanging the right step, says martyred commando's father

The father of Sandeep Unnikrishnan, the NSG commando slain in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, Wednesday said Ajmal Amir Kasab's execution was a step in the right direction.

"It is not a late decision, and it is a step in the right direction. But a lot has to be done before perpetrators of the Mumbai attack are brought to justice (in Pakistan)," K. Unnikrishnan told IANS over phone from Bangalore.

"I am extremely satisfied with the government decision. It has brought a sense of relief to those who lost their near and dear ones in that attack," he said.

Unnikrishnan also said, "The execution was quick but the investigation was late. Terrorists are decided and well prepared for their death. Others like him (Kasab) will continue to do it, we can't stop terrorists."

Choked with emotion, the commando's father said celebrating anyone's death is "totally wrong". "You can't celebrate anybody's death," he said.

Ashok Kumar, uncle of Sandeep Unnikrishnan, told IANS over phone from Calicut in Kerala: "We have lost Sandeep, he will not come back. But justice has been done by hanging Kasab."
Sandeep Unnikrishnan, a Major in the Indian Army, was attached to the Special Action Group of the National Security Guard at the time of the Nov 26-29, 2008, attack in Mumbai.

He was killed at the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel in Mumbai when he was leading a team of crack commandos and clearing the iconic building of the terrorists.

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