Sunday, February 20, 2011

26/11: HC upholds death sentence for Kasab

MUMBAI: Bombay high court has upheld the death sentence to Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Kasab.

The court has upheld the trial court verdict.

Earlier on judgement day, Kasab got up in the morning, offered prayers and recited verses of the Holy Quran in his cell at Arthur Road Jail.

"Kasab woke up early today and offered prayers in his cell", jail sources said.

The High Court will deliver its verdict on the fate of Kasab today, nine months after he was awarded death penalty by the trial court for the death of 166 persons in the terror attacks.

The 24-year-old convict, hailing from Faridkot in Punjab province of Pakistan, would appear on screen before the court through the medium of video conference.

Kasab told his lawyer Farhana Shah on Saturday last that he would hear the verdict through video conference. He also appeared to be nervous and did not talk much, Shah said.

Justice Ranjana Desai and Justice R V More of the Bombay High Court would also give verdict today on an appeal filed by Kasab against his conviction and death sentence.

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