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Salaskar's daughter wants death sentence for Kasab

December 27, 2008 01:07 IST

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The daughter of slain encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar, who was killed during the Mumbai [Images] terror strikes exactly a month ago, on Friday called for the death sentence for Ajmal Amir Iman Kasab [Images], the lone terrorist captured in the attack on November 26.

"It (killing of Vijay Salaskar) angers me. I feel that the worst death sentence should be given to him (Ajmal)," his daughter Divya Salaskar said, reacting to the death of her father during the shoot-out with the terrorist.

Describing her father as her life's 'control room', Divya said she had time and again fallen back on Vijay Salaskar if anything went wrong in her life.

"On my cell phone, his name is entered as 'control room'. So I knew that if I have someone as the control room, he will take care of everything for me. It (his killing) was a major setback. Just three or four hours earlier, we had our dinner together. How is it (his death) possible?" she said.

What angered her most was the lack of weapons and protective equipment for the policeofficers and men, who were fighting the terrorists on the fateful day, Divya told a TV channel.

"How can you face a terrorist with a small service revolver? If every policeman were given an AK-47 or an AK-56 in his hand, even the terrorist would have thought twice before striking in Mumbai," she said.




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