Death for Kasab, HC confirmed

MUMBAI: On Monday Bombay High Court confirmed capital punishment for Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Kasab for his role in the Mumbai 26/11 terror attacks. Today before the court verdict he got up early in the morning, offered prayers and recited verses of the Holy Quran in his cell at Arthur Road Jail.

Jail sources said, “Kasab woke up early today and offered prayers in his cell.”

The High Court delivered the verdict confirming the death penalty for Kasab, nine months after he was awarded death penalty by the trial court for the death of 166 persons in the terror attacks.

Trough vedio conference the 24-year-old convict, hailing from Faridkot in Punjab province of Pakistan appeared on screen before the court.

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.

During the all process the security in and around the High Court has been tightened. The special branch of police has issued passes to journalists and lawyers for entry into court 49 where the judgment has been delivered.

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