The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Friday expressed satisfaction at the conviction of Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab in the Mumbai attacks case and said the government should make all efforts to bring the other accused persons to justice.
“With regard to the biggest terrorist violence in India, the Mumbai attack, the Central Committee expressed satisfaction that through the judicial process the accused Ajmal Kasab has been convicted,” the party said in a statement after the three-day meeting of its Central Committee here.
“The Central government should make all efforts to bring the other accused persons to book to face trial,” it said.
It also said that the arrest of three persons in the Ajmer blasts of 2007 have “revealed the role of Hindutva extremist elements” in this terrorist attack.
“One of those arrested is reported to be a member of the RSS. These elements are linked to the group which conducted the Malegaon blasts in Maharashtra. The enquiries point to the involvement of the same elements in the Mecca Masjid blast in Hyderabad,” it said.
The party asked the government to ensure a coordinated investigation of all these terrorist attacks linked to Hindutva extremists.
“In the Mecca Masjid bomb blast a number of Muslim youths were rounded up and kept in detention and tortured for weeks. Twenty six of them were also charge-sheeted and kept in prison for seven months. The bias in police investigation of terrorist incidents against Muslims in general is disturbing,” it said.
The government of Andhra Pradesh and the CBI must take remedial measures. All those arrested and detained in the Hyderabad case must be suitably compensated, it added.