26/11 attacks: Bombay High Court upholds death sentence for Kasab

Monday, February 21, 2011

MUMBAI - The Bombay High Court on Monday upheld the death sentence for Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving militant of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

A two-judge bench comprising Justices Ranjana Desai and R V More also upheld the acquittal of Faheem Ansari and Sabahuddin Shaikh. Ansari and Shaikh are Indian accused in the case, who were acquitted by the special court.

The Maharashtra Government had earlier challenged the acquittal of both Indian accused in the high court.

A Mumbai Special Court on May 6, 2010, sentenced Kasab to death on four counts.udge M L Tahaliyani awarded the death sentence for Kasab on-waging war against India, murder, conspiracy to murder, and participating in an act of terror under Unlawful Activity Prevention Act (UAPA). asab, who is the 52nd prisoner on death row in India, was also awarded a life term on five other counts.

It maybe recalled that ten gunmen from Pakistan arrived in Mumbai via sea route on November 26, 2008 and started firing indiscriminately at a busy railway station, a Jewish settlement, a popular caf� and two luxury hotels.

Several innocents were held hostage over the next three days and at least 166 people were killed before Indian commandos smoked out the terrorists on November 28, 2008. (ANI)

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