Ajmal Kasab death sentence upheld

Death sentence of Ajmal Kasab, one of the prime accused of 26/11 Mumbai attack has been upheld by the Bombay High Court. The only survivor of the attacker’s who attacked Mumbai on 26th November 2008 and killed 166  innocent people was earlier sentenced to death by lower court. For the people of Durgapur also this news is definitely a breaking news and equally important.

In addition to signing off on the earlier verdict, the Bombay High Court also considered – and dismissed today – Kasab’s appeal against his death sentence.Kasab, the terrorist can now appeal in the Supreme Court against today’s verdict.

Ajmal Kasab watched via video-conference the anouncement of the Bombay High Court confirming his death sentence. He however did not react after the judges delivered their three-sentence verdict.

He was captured on CCTV during his attacks at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus along with another terrorist, Ismail Khan.

Terming the case as rarest of rare and holding there was “no scope of reform” of the convict. “There is further no scope of reform or rehabilitation of the convicted accused. It is a rarest of rare case be more confident than it is today that death penalty must be given,” a division bench of Justices Ranjana Desai and R V More observed, upholding the death sentence to 24-year-old Kasab.

“Aapko saza-e-maut yeh adalat barkarar karti hai. Aap Supreme Court mein appeal zari kar sakte hain (Your death sentence is upheld. You can appeal before the Supreme Court,”

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