Ajmal Kasab: From attack to conviction

Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of lone Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Published: August 29, 2012 1:06 pm

Following is the chronology of events in 26/11 terror attack case in which the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence of lone Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab:

November 26,2008: Ajaml Kasab and 9 terrorists launch commando raid in Mumbai.

November 27,2008: At 1.30 am,Kasab caught and placed under arrest,admitted to Nair Hospital.

November 29,2008: All places under siege secured,9 terrorists killed.

November 30,2008: Kasab confesses before police.

December 27/28,2008: Identification parade held.

January 13,2009: M L Tahaliyani appointed 26/11 judge.

January 16,2009: Arthur Road Jail selected for Kasab’s trial.

February 5,2009: Kasab’s DNA samples match with articles found in Kuber.

February 20/21,2009: Kasab makes confession before magistrate.

February 22,2009: Ujjwal Nikam appointed Special Public Prosecutor.

February 25,2009: Chargesheet against Kasab,two others filed in court.

April 1,2009: Anjali Waghmare appointed Kasab’s lawyer.

April 15,2009: Anjali Waghmare removed as Kasab’s lawyer.

April 16,2009: Abbas Kazmi appointed as Kasab’s lawyer.

April 17,2009: Kasab’s confession opened in court,he retracts.

April 20,2009: Prosecution charges Kasab on 312 counts.

April 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.

November 30,2009: Abbas Kazmi removed as Kasab’s lawyer.

December 1,2009: K P Pawar takes place of Kazmi.

December 16,2009: Prosecution completes its case in 26/11.

December 18,2009: Kasab denies all charges.

March 31,2010: Arguments in the case end. Special Judge M L Tahaliyani reserves judgement for May 3,2010.

May 3,2010: Kasab convicted,Sabauddin Ahmed and Faheem Ansari acquitted of all charges.

May 6,2010: Kasab was sentenced to death by the trial court.

February 21,2011: Bombay High Court upholds death sentence to Kasab.

March 2011: Kasab writes letter to SC challenging HC order.

October 10,2011: SC stays execution of the death sentence awarded to Pakistani terrorist Kasab.

October 10,2011: Kasab tells SC that he was brainwashed like a “robot” into committing the heinous crime in the name of “God” and that he does not deserve capital punishment owing to his young age.

October 18,2011: The Supreme Court admits Maharashtra government’s appeal challenging the acquittal of Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed,co-accused of Ajmal Kasab,in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

January 31,2012: Kasab tells SC that he was not given a free and fair trial in the case.

February 23,2012: SC hears intercepted conversations between the perpetrators of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack and their Pakistani handlers and watched the CCTV footage of the carnage.

April 25,2012: SC reserves its verdict after a marathon hearing,spanning over two and a half month.

Aug 29,2012: SC upholds death sentence of Kasab and acquittal of two alleged Indian co-conspirators in the case.

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