No Hurry to Hang Kasab: Tharoor

Ruling out the early hanging of lone surviving Mumbai attacker Ajmal Amir Kasab to set an example for others, Minister of state for external affairs Shashi Tharoor on Saturday said that India will adhere to its “democratic judicial process” in the case.

“We have a surviving terrorist. We are in no hurry to do anything to him quickly as he is a vital source of information,” Tharoor said while responding to queries as to why India was not hanging Kasab quickly to set an example.

“There is a democratic judicial process, and we will follow it,” he said.

Kasab, a Pakistani in the dock for the 26/11 Mumbai carnage, sprang a fresh surprise on the prosecution Friday by denying his role in the gruesome attack and retracting earlier confessions made before the court.

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