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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.

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.