Pune: Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving Pakistani terrorist responsible for the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, was hanged at Pune’s Yerawada Jail Wednesday morning, Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil said.
“All the legal procedures in the 26/11 terror attacks case were completed. He was sentenced by the trial court, which was upheld by the Bombay High Court, Supreme Court, and his mercy plea was rejected by the president. Accordingly, Kasab has been hanged this morning at 7.30 a.m. in Yerawada Central Jail,” Patil told mediapersons.
Kasab’s mercy petition was rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday night. Shortly thereafter, in the dead of the night, Kasab was shifted amid top secrecy and tight security to Pune’s high-security Yerawada jail.
This morning, at 7.30 a.m., he was hanged in the jail premises after which a team of doctors declared him dead. ”The punishment to Kasab is a true tribute to the victims and martyrs of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks,” Patil said.
It is not known where Kasab’s last rites shall be conducted. ”Yes, Kasab has been hanged this (Wednesday) morning at 7.30 a.m. in Yerawada Central Jail,” Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam, who led the 26/11 terror attacks case, said.
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.
Nearly four years after the 26/11 Mumbai carnage, Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab was today hanged in Yerawada Jail here. Following is the chronology of events leading to his hanging:
Nov 26, 2008: Kasab and 9 terrorists launch commando raid in Mumbai.
Nov 27, 2008: At 1.30 AM, Kasab caught and placed under arrest, admitted to Nair Hospital.
Nov 29, 2008: All places under siege secured, 9 terrorists killed.
Nov 30, 2008: Kasab confesses before police.
Dec 27/28, 2008: Identification parade held.
Jan 13, 2009: M L Tahaliyani appointed 26/11 judge.
Jan 16, 2009: Arthur Road Jail selected for Kasab’s trial.
Feb 5, 2009: Kasab’s DNA samples match with articles found in Kuber.
Feb 20/21, 2009: Kasab makes confession before magistrate.
Feb 22, 2009: Ujjwal Nikam appointed Special Public Prosecutor.
Feb 25, 2009: Charge sheet against Kasab, two others filed in court.
Apr 1, 2009: Anjali Waghmare appointed Kasab’s lawyer.
Apr 15, 2009: Anjali Waghmare removed as Kasab’s lawyer.
Apr 16, 2009: Abbas Kazmi appointed as Kasab’s lawyer.
Apr 17, 2009: Kasab’s confession opened in court, he retracts.
Apr 20, 2009: Prosecution charges Kasab on 312 counts.
Apr 29, 2009: Kasab is major: experts’ opinion.
May 6, 2009: Charges framed, Kasab charged on 86 counts, but denies charges.
May 8, 2009: First eyewitness deposes, identifies Kasab.
June 23, 2009: Non-bailable warrants issued against 22 including Hafeez Saeed, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.
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