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State ‘rejects’ Ajmal Kasab mercy petition

The Maharashtra Home Ministry rejected on Monday Pakistani gunman Ajmal Amir Kasab’s mercy petition.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: September 25, 2012 3:09:10 am

The Maharashtra Home Ministry rejected on Monday Pakistani gunman Ajmal Amir Kasab’s mercy petition. It had received a reference from the President’s office on Friday.

Immediately after receiving the application,the home department forwarded it to Home Minister R R Patil’s office with negative remarks. However,since Patil was away,he took a decision on Monday.

The file will now be forwarded to the Chief Minister. Once CM takes a decision,it will be sent to the Governor and then to the Union Government.

“The file was received on Friday and a decision was taken by the Home Minister today afternoon. The Chief Minister is out of Mumbai and would take a decision after he returns,” said a senior home department official.

Kasab has been sentenced to death for his role in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack that killed 166 people. The 25-year-old terrorist was convicted by Supreme Court on August 29 of waging a war against Government of India and other crimes and sentenced to death.

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