26/11 Mumbai attacks: SC upholds Kasab’s death sentence
Today, Supreme Court has pronounced its verdict on the 26/11 Mumbai attacks case, rejecting the plea of sole surviving Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab and upheld death sentence for him.
“Waging war against the country is the primary and foremost offence committed by Kasab. We are constrained and left with no option but to uphold the death sentence of Kasab”, the apex court stated a statement.
“Kasab case is the rarest of rear case” accepting trial court’s this verdict on Kasab’s case, the bench of justice of apex court rejected his plea and followed upholding death sentence award to Kasab.
Early this year, Kasab had approached the Supreme Court filed a petition to show mercy on his death penalty because he was not given a fair trial. Even he was not provided legal assistance as per term of Indian law and hence he deserves mercy because of his young age and not being part of the larger conspiracy for waging a war against the nation, reports said.
Now the bench of justice’s judgment would be delivered to the trial court and after that the date of 25 years old Pakistani terrorist Kasab’s death will announce.
Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, one of the 10 Pakistani terrorists’ team who captured alive in the Mumbai attacks on November 26, 2008, killing 166 innocents, was convicted of criminal conspiracy by Bombay High Court and a Mumbai anti-terror court, both court had accepted Kasab’s death sentence upholding decision because Kasab found guilty on 19 sections under IPC, and he deserved no mercy, only a death sentence.
Meanwhile, long proceeding in Kasab’s case is increasing govt. financial burden as the cost of his cell security inside Arthur Road prison in Mumbai by the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is of around Rs 25 crores including his medical expenses.