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Almost the final word on Kasab

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Later developments: Closure: reports of Kasab’s execution on November 21, 2012.

Z News reported:

The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks convict and Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab’s plea challenging the death sentence awarded to him for killing 166 innocents.

Confirming the death sentence awarded by the trial court, the apex court bench of Justice Aftab Alam and Justice CK Prasad accepted the prosecution’s charge it is a rarest of rare case as Kasab is guilty of waging a war against the nation, hence he deserves no mercy.

“Waging war against the country is the primary and foremost offence committed by Kasab,” the bench said, adding, “We are constrained and left with no option but to uphold the death sentence of Kasab”.

The apex court’s verdict would be sent to the trial court that awarded the death sentence, which will then announce the date on which Kasab will be hanged till death.

25-year-old Kasab was sentenced to death by a Mumbai anti-terror court on May 6, 2010; the order was later upheld by the Bombay High Court on October 10, 2011.

BBC adds:

Qasab can now make a plea for clemency to the president.

India blamed Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba for the attacks.

After initial denials, Pakistan acknowledged that the assault had been partially planned on its territory and that Qasab was a Pakistani citizen.

IBN Live reports also:

The apex court dismissed Kasab’s plea that he was not given a fair trial in the case. Rejecting Kasab’s plea of not getting a free and fair trial, the court ruling said, “Not providing counsel to Kasab by the government at pre-trial stage does not vitiate his trial in the case.”

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Written by Arhopala Bazaloides

August 29, 2012 at 5:52 am

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