Kasab recites Quran in jail ahead of verdict

Monday, February 21, 2011

MUMBAI - Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving militant of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, whose fate will be decided by the Bombay High Court today, offered prayers and recited verses of Quran in his cell at the Arthur Road Jail.

The Bombay High Court will deliver its verdict on the fate of Kasab, nine months after he was pronounced guilty of perpetrating the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks and sentenced to death.

Apart from Kasab, the division bench of Justices Ranjana Desai and R V More will also pronounce the verdict on Faheem Ansari and Sabahuddin Shaikh. Ansari and Shaikh are Indian accused in the case, who were acquitted by the special court.

The State government had 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.

Judge 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).

Kasab, who is the 52nd prisoner on death row in India, was also awarded a life term on five other counts. (ANI)

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