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Kasab moves SC against death penalty

Lone surviving 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab has approached the Supreme Court,challenging his conviction and death sentence.

Lone surviving 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab has approached the Supreme Court,challenging his conviction and death sentence.

Surinder Singh,IG (Prison),Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai,said the Pakistani terrorist has filed the petition in the apex court through jail authorities.

The Bombay High Court had on February 21 upheld the death sentence awarded by a trial court to Kasab for the “brutal and diabolical” attacks in Mumbai that aimed at “destabilising” the government.

Kasab’s death penalty was upheld on charges of criminal conspiracy,waging war against the nation,IPC section related to murder and under sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The court also upheld his conviction on 19 counts under IPC,Arms Act,Explosives Act,Explosive Substances Act,Foreigners Act,Passport Act and Railway Act.

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The High Court had held that Kasab’s crime fell under the rarest of rare category deserving capital punishment. It had said that “Kasab has never shown any signs of remorse” for the attacks.

First published on: 30-07-2011 at 03:43 IST
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