Pak militant Ajmal Kasab, one of the gunmen of Mumbai attack, hanged in India / India News

Ahead of the 4th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, the lone captured Pakistani militant Ajmal Kasab was executed in Pune jail on Wednesday morning. India News

The Pakistani gunman Ajmal Kasab was hanged by Indian authorities early Wednesday.

The Pakistani gunman Ajmal Kasab was hanged by Indian authorities early Wednesday.

Ahead of the 4th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, the lone captured Pakistani militant Ajmal Kasab was executed in Pune jail on Wednesday morning. India News

Mumbai, Nov 22/ NationalTurk –  “Kasab was hanged at Yerwada jail at 0730 hours,” Indian Home Minister Sushil Kumar told reporters this morning.

He said Kasab’s mercy plea was rejected by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on November 5. “Accordingly it was decided that he will be hanged in Yerwada Jail, Pune at 0730 hours on November 21,” he said.

It was the first time a capital sentence had been carried out in India since 2004.
The Indian government maintained utmost secrecy over its plans considering the sensitivity of the issue.

Shinde said Pakistan has been informed about Kasab’s execution via fax.
He said India’s External Affairs Ministry through our mission in Islamabad had informed the Pakistan government about Kasab’s hanging. “When they did not accept the letter, they were communicated through fax,” he said.

Indian Home Secretary R K Singh said family members of Kasab, who live in Pakistan, had also been informed by Indian High Commission in Islamabad.

“His family members were communicated through courier by our High Commission. We have the receipt of the courier sent and that was later given to the Maharashtra government,” he said.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan told reporters that Kasab was buried inside the premises of Pune’s Yerawada Central Jail shortly after he was hanged.

Media reports quoted jail officials as saying that Kasab was kept under tight security until the time of his hanging. All rules as per the jail manual were followed.

Kasab had been lodged in the Arthur Jail Road in Mumbai ever since he was arrested immediately after the attack in November 2008. He was convicted and given capital punishment by the trial court on May 6, 2010 which was upheld by the Bombay High Court on February 21, 2011.

The Supreme Court subsequently upheld the sentence on August 29 this year.

Kasab and nine other gunmen entered Mumbai by boat on November 26, 2008. Carrying mobile phones, hand grenades and automatic weapons, they fanned out across Mumbai targeting luxury hotels Taj Mahal and Oberoi Trident, a Jewish centre Chabad House and the city’s main train station Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST).

While nine of the militants were shot dead, Kasab was captured alive. The November 26-29, 2008 terror siege had claimed 166 lives.

Timeline of Mumbai Attacks and Trial

Nov 26, 2008: Kasab and 9 militants launch commando raid in Mumbai.
Nov 27, 2008: At 1.30 AM, Kasab caught and placed under arrest, admitted to Nair Hospital.
Nov 30, 2008: Kasab confesses before police.
Jan 16, 2009: Arthur Road Jail selected for Kasab’s trial.
Feb 20/21, 2009: Kasab makes confession before magistrate.
Feb 25, 2009: Charge sheet against Kasab, two others filed in court.
Apr 17, 2009: Kasab’s confession opened in court, he retracts.
May 6, 2009: Charges framed, Kasab charged on 86 counts, but denies charges.
Dec 18, 2009: Kasab denies all charges.
May 6, 2010: Kasab was sentenced to death by the trial court.
Feb 21, 2011: Bombay High Court upholds death sentence to Kasab.
March 2011: Kasab writes letter to SC challenging HC order.
Oct 10, 2011: SC stays execution of the death sentence awarded to Kasab.
Oct 10, 2011: Kasab tells SC that he was brainwashed like a “robot” into committing the heinous crime in the name of “God” and that he does not deserve capital punishment owing to his young age.
Jan 31, 2012: Kasab tells SC that he was not given a free and fair trial in the case.
Feb 23, 2012: SC hears intercepted conversations between the perpetrators of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack and their Pakistani handlers and watched the CCTV footage of the carnage.
Aug 29, 2012: SC upholds death sentence of Kasab and acquittal of two alleged Indian co-conspirators in the case.
Oct 16,2012: Home Ministry recommends to President for rejection of Kasab’s mercy plea.
Nov 5,2012: President rejects Kasab’s mercy petition.
Nov 8,2012: Maharashtra government informed about President’s decision.
Nov 21,2012: Kasab hanged in Yerawada Jail in Pune.
Nov 21,2012: Ajmal Kasab buried inside Pune’s Yerwada jail

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Faiz Ahmad / NationalTurk India News



  1. WHEN OUR GOVT. CAME TO KNOW THAT KASAB IS GUILTY AND FOUND ALIVE ATTACKING WITH GUN AND HAND GRENADES.WHY THE INVESTMENT OF 35 CRORE RUPEES DONE ON HIS SECURITY.i e agar fansi deni thi to jaldi dete char sal ka time laga kr desh ki advancement me jo paisa lag skta tha wo uski security me kharch krte kuch galat ni hua kya?



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