Hanging of Ajmal Kasab

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Supreme Court upholds Kasab's death sentence - Yahoo! News India

new Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday upheld the death sentence of Ajmal Kasab, the only surviving Pakistani terrorist behind the 26/11 Mumbai strike that claimed 166 lives.
"We are constrained to hold that the death penalty is the only sentence that can given in the circumstances of the case," the apex court bench of Justices Aftab Alam and C.K. Prasad said.
Kasab, one of the 10 Pakistanis who sneaked into Mumbai on the night of Nov 26, 2008 for a terror siege of the city that ended on Nov 29 afternoon, had moved the apex court challenging the death sentence by a trial court, which was later upheld by the Bombay High Court.
The court rejected Kasab's contention that the Mumbai terror attack was a war against the government of India and not against the Indian state or its people.
The court said the government of India was only the elected organ of the state and the repository of the sovereign powers.
Having said this, the court added: "Primary and foremost offence by the accused (Kasab) was waging war against India."
The high court had upheld Kasab's death penalty Feb 21, 2011.
Kasab was sent to the gallows by a Mumbai trial court May 6, 2010. Besides other charges, he was convicted for waging war against the nation.
An apex court had reserved the verdict on the conclusion of arguments that spread over nearly three months, starting Jan 31.
Kasab and his nine associates who had sailed from Karachi reached Mumbai after they hijacked private Indian ship M.B. Kuber and killed its navigator Amar Chand Solanki.
 

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He will continue to enjoy his chicken/mutton biryani in the jail. Netas don't have the spine to hang him. BJP is no better in this regard.Personally, I would like to live a very long and wretched life. He should be kept in solitary confinement without light and tortured. After all, he should get an easy death.
 

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Not yet. He will now put a mercy petition to President & need to see how long that drags on.
 

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Pakistan respects SC judgement on Ajmal Kasab: Rehman Malik - Pakistan News - IBNLive

The Supreme Court upheld Kasab's death sentence on Wednesday, saying he waged a war against India. Kasab can now file a review application before the Supreme Court on technical grounds of a specific legal lacunae or omission. If rejected, he can seek mercy from the Maharashtra Governor. If that, too, is rejected, he can file a mercy plea with the President of India.


Basically 3 more rounds.... Review before Supreme Court, Governor & President.
 

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Maharashtra Home Ministry 'rejects' Kasab's mercy plea - India - Maharashtra - ibnlive

Ajmal Amir Kasab's mercy petition, addressed to President Pranab Mukherjee, has been "rejected" by Maharashtra Home Ministry, days after the lone surviving perpetrator of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks set in motion the last option available to save his life.
"The Home Ministry has rejected Kasab's petition and has forwarded it to the Chief Minister's Office," sources in the home department said on Monday.
Under the rules, the Chief Minister's Office will forward the mercy plea to the Union Home Ministry, which in turn will send it to the Rashtrapati Bhavan with its recommendation.
 


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A bit offtopic, but related

Fees of Kasab's lawyers to go to 26/11 slain policemen's families - India - Maharashtra - ibnlive

The "high professional ethics" of counsel Raju Ramachandran and Gaurav Agrawal, who sought to donate to the legal service authority their fees worth around Rs 15 lakh, earned for helping the court as amicus curae in deciding the appeal of the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist Ajmal Kasab, on Wednesday won the wholesome praise of the Supreme Court.

It directed that the amount should "be proportionately distributed among the kith and kind of the 18 police personnel and other security personnel killed in the Mumbai carnage."

While upholding the death penalty of the sole surviving Mumbai carnage terrorist Kasab, the court had fixed as token remuneration Rs 11 lakh for senior counsel Ramachandran and Rs 3.5 lakh for advocate Agrawal for their assistance to it as amicus curiae in the matter.

The two advocates, in a joint plea to the bench, sought its permission to return the money, while seeking to donate the same to the apex court's legal service authority.

@Admin - Can consider merging with this thread (Title may need suitable change)

26/11: HC upholds death sentence for Kasab
 

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i assume that the fees are being paid by the courts? assuming kasab does not really have the financial means to pay for his own lawyers right?
 

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