The Maharashtra Home Ministry on Monday rejected Mumbai attack convict Ajmal Amir Kasabs mercy petition. It had received a reference from the Presidents office on Friday.
Immediately after receiving the application,the Home department forwarded it to Home Minister R R Patils 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 the 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 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 the Government of India and other crimes and sentenced to death.