According to latest news, the mercy petition of Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist Ajmal Kasab has been rejected by the President Pranab Mukherjee. Kasab was the only arrest caught alive in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.
The news was confirmed by the Home Secretary.
It is said that the petition was rejected on November 5 and later Kasab was shifted from Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail to Pune’s Yerawada Jail.
Sources from Ministry of Home Affairs said that the death warrant of Ajmal Kasab is likely to be issued today.
Ajmal kasab was arrested in 2008 and since then he was kept in a bulletproof cell in Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail. Kasab was sentenced to death by the Bombay High Court in October 2011.
The Pakistani-national, Ajmal Kasab was convicted on charges ranging from treason to waging war against India. Kasab appealed in the Supreme Court but that ruled against him in August 2012.
Meanwhile, 166 people were killed in the firing on 26/11 attack held in 2008, Kasab along with 9 other from Pakistan sailed into Mumbai and split into pairs and attacked.
Their main targets were hospitals, railway stations, and hotels like The Taj.