26/11:Apex Court Upholds Kasab’s Death Sentence
The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday upheld the sentence of death penalty to Ajmal Kasab awarded by the Bombay high court in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks case.
Kasab and his nine fellow jihadis had attacked CST railway station, Cama Hospital, Vinoli Chaupati junction, Oberoi Hotel, Taj Hotel, Nariman House and Leopold cafe in Mumbai on November 26, 2008 resulting in killing of 166 people and injuring 238 others.
A two-judge bench of the apex court said the first and foremost crime committed by Kasab was that he participated in a conspiracy to wage war against India. The judges said that in the totality of facts, evidences and circumstances the court had no option but to impose death sentence on Kasab.
Earlier, the Bombay high court had agreed with the trial court that the case against Kasab fell in the rarest of rare category and upheld the decision to award death penalty to him.