Pune, Nov 21: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said on Tuesday that the body of 2008 Mumbai terror convict Ajmal Kasab has been buried in the premises of Yerwada Jail in Pune. Kasab was executed around 7.30 pm in the same jail after his mercy plea was rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee earlier this month. The Maharashtra CM also said that they had maintained secrecy in the entire execution process.
Kasab was taken to Pune from Mumbai two days ago, Chavan said. On the decision to hang him, the CM said the date was decided by a judge.
Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said the government had intimated Pakistan, the country from where the terrorist had arrived to carry out the attacks, through fax but the latter refused to reply. Efforts were made to contact Kasab's family as well. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said India had fully complied with legal procedures and hoped Islamabad would also abide by the law.
The BJP said Kasab's hanging will send a strong message to Pakistan. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh said although Kasab was dead, his mentors were still alive.