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.