2008 Mumbai attacker Ajmal Kasab hanged


Media Sources

Write Comment     |     E-Mail To a Friend     |     Facebook     |     Twitter     |     Print


The sole surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks was executed Wednesday, nearly four years after 166 people were killed in a three-day rampage through India’s financial capital, an official announced.

Mohammed Kasab was hanged early Wednesday at Yerwada jail in Pune in the western state of Maharashtra after President Pranab Mukherjee rejected his mercy plea earlier this month.
 
‘Kasab was shifted to Yerwada jail two days ago. He was hanged at 7:30 this morning (0200 GMT),’ Maharashtra home minister R. R Patil told reporters in Mumbai.
 
‘His execution is a fitting tribute to the victims of Mumbai attacks,’ Patil added at a news conference.
 
The Pakistan-born Kasab was one of 10 gunmen who laid siege to the city in attacks that began on November 26, 2008, and lasted nearly three days.
 
Kasab was sentenced to death in May 2010 after he was found guilty of a string of charges, including waging war against India, murder and terrorist acts.
 
He appealed in the Supreme Court claiming he did not receive a fair trial but his petition was struck down in August.
 
During the 2008 attacks, the heavily armed Islamist gunmen stormed targets in Mumbai including luxury hotels, a Jewish centre, a hospital and a bustling train station.
 
India blames the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant organisation for training, equipping and financing the gunmen with support from ‘elements’ in the Pakistani military.
 
Pakistan has admitted that the attacks were planned partly on its soil, but denies any official involvement. It charged seven alleged plotters behind the attacks in 2009 but has insisted more evidence is needed to convict them.
 
Kasab initially pleaded not guilty but later confessed, admitting he was one of the gunmen sent by the LeT.
 
At his trial, the prosecution produced fingerprint, DNA, eyewitness and TV footage evidence showing him opening fire and throwing grenades at Mumbai’s main railway station in the bloodiest episode of the attacks.
 
India has executed just one person in 15 years — a former security guard hanged in 2004 for the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl.
 
Prisoners can often languish for years on death row but there had been a huge clamour for Kasab’s execution.
 
During his appeal, Kasab argued that he was denied proper legal representation and that some charges against him were not proved beyond a reasonable doubt.
 
‘I was denied a fair trial,’ Kasab said in a statement when his appeal hearing began in January. ‘I may be guilty of killing people and carrying out a terrorist act but I am not guilty of waging war against the state.’

Ajmal Kasab hanged at Yerwada Jail in Pune at 7:30am

NEW DELHI: Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist Ajmal Kasab, accused for the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, was today hanged at Yerwada Jail in Pune at 7:30 am after President Pranab Mukherjee rejected his mercy petition.
 
Home minister Sushil Shinde said: "Kasab was hanged at 7:30 am. President Pranab Mukherjee had rejected the Kasab’s mercy petition on November 6. President signed the Kasab’s death sentence file on November 5 and I also signed it on November 8. Later, on November 8, it was decided that Ajmal Kasab will be hanged on November 21."
 
According to Maharashtra home minister R R Patil: "26/11 Mumbai terror attack accused Ajmal Kasab’s mercy petition was rejected on November 8. He also confirmed that Kasab was hanged at about 7:30am on Wednesday.
 
"The punishment to Kasab is a true tribute to the victims and martyrs of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks," Patil said.
 
Meanwhile, home minister Sushil Shinde said: "Indian mission in Islamabad informs Pakistan government about Kasab’s hanging through letter. Pakistan refuses to take the letter, which was then faxed."
 
Earlier, the Lashkar-e-Toiba operative was shifted from Mumbai’s Arthur Road Jail to Pune’s Yerawada Jail.
 
The entire process was executed very secretly, home minister said.
 
"Yes, Kasab has been hanged this (Wednesday) morning at 7.30am in Yerawada Central Jail," Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam, who led the 26/11 terror attacks case.
 
In January 2010, nine of Kasab’s associates, who had sneaked into Mumbai on the night of Nov 26, 2008, to unleash three days of terror, were quietly buried at an undisclosed location near Mumbai.
 

Kasab’s end came just five days before the fourth anniversary of the brutal terror attacks that killed 166 lives and injured 300.

 File Pictures of Mumbai Terror attack as below:

Comments on this Article
Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumabi Thu, November-22-2012, 12:35
Afzal Guru also committed the same crime during BJP rule but why is he still living in India...........
Agree[0]
Anil Poojary, Mumbai - Dubai Wed, November-21-2012, 1:52
Dengu killed him......read the news paper of last few days......the terrorist has dengu was the news atleast the coward gov should have dumped him in sea and not buried in Bharat SOIL.....this is insult to each and every INDIAN
Agree[0]
Write your Comments on this Article
Your Name
Native Place / Place of Residence
Your E-mail
Your Comment   You have characters left.
Security Validation
Enter the characters in the image above
    
Disclaimer: Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. Kemmannu.com will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.
Please note that under 66A of the IT Act, sending offensive or menacing messages through electronic communication service and sending false messages to cheat, mislead or deceive people or to cause annoyance to them is punishable. It is obligatory on kemmannu.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request. Hence, sending offensive comments using kemmannu.com will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will Kemmannu.com be held responsible.
Similarly, Kemmannu.com reserves the right to edit / block / delete the messages without notice any content received from readers.




BIGGEST FLOOD IN 46 YEARS, KEMMANNU - UDUPI
View More

St. Theresa Patron Feast on Oct 2 at KemmannuSt. Theresa Patron Feast on Oct 2 at Kemmannu
Free Covid-19 test at Santhekatte By Rotary Kallianpur on Oct 2.Free Covid-19 test at Santhekatte By Rotary Kallianpur on Oct 2.
Rozaricho Gaanch September Issue 2020Rozaricho Gaanch September Issue 2020
Contact on Going Residential ProjectAl Nayaab Residency, UdupiContact on Going Residential ProjectAl Nayaab Residency, Udupi
Cool House Construction, Udupi.Cool House Construction, Udupi.
Computerised Clinical Laboratory, Kemmannu.Computerised Clinical Laboratory, Kemmannu.
Milarchi Lara - Bulletin Issue July 2020.Milarchi Lara - Bulletin Issue July 2020.
Choice Furniture vast household showroom opens at Santhekatte, KallianpurChoice Furniture vast household showroom opens at Santhekatte, Kallianpur
Focus Studio, Near Hotel Kidiyoor, UdupiFocus Studio, Near Hotel Kidiyoor, Udupi
Canara Beach Restaurant, Hoode/Bengre, Udupi.Canara Beach Restaurant, Hoode/Bengre, Udupi.
Delite Catering, SanthekatteDelite Catering, Santhekatte
St. Alphonsa of India