Gloom, jubilation and relief loomed prevailed in Ganeshpur, a village 20 km from here, as Ajmal Kasab was awarded death sentence on Thursday.

From Ganeshpur hailed Gajendra Singh Bisht, the NSG commando who was killed in the 26/11 carnage. “We are happy that justice was delivered swiftly. It would be much better if the terrorist was hanged immediately instead of his being allowed to eat into more Indian funds while waiting for his turn to be hanged,” said his brother and other family members.

Thanking the judiciary, Gajendra's mother felt that the void created by his death could never be filled up.

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