Vinita Kamte, the widow of additional commissioner Ashok Kamte who was killed by terrorists in the 26/11 attacks, expressed her satisfaction that justice has finally prevailed after Ajmal Kasab was executed on Wednesday. “We are satisfied that justice has prevailed at last,” said Vinita and added that the onus is now on the government to prevent such terror attacks in the future.
Vinita praised the state and police authorities for the way they executed Kasab. “The manner in which the execution was carried out was indeed commendable. It was done in a quite manner without much ado,” she said.
The attack in Mumbai had left a trail of death and destruction which saw the demise of Kamte, along with the then ATS chief Hemant Karkare and encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar. Vinita had written a book To the last bullet which recounted the last few hours of her husband. Vinita felt that government agencies should ensure that such attacks do not happen.
“The intelligence bureau and other agencies should pull up their socks and see that the country is safe from any external attack,” she said. When asked if she had discussed Kasab’s execution with her children, Vinita said, “I do not encourage discussions about the incident and when we came to know about the hanging, I asked my elder son to look after his grandmother,” she said.