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- Created on Wednesday, 29 August 2012 12:58
New Delhi: The Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab rejecting his plea to commute the death sentence and award him life imprisonment instead.
The apex court observed that the primary and foremost offense that Kasab was charged with was waging war against India and therefore the court was left with no option, but to uphold the judgment earlier rendered by the Mumbai High Court.
"I am more than certain that the planning and conspiracy to commit the crime were hatched in Pakistan, the perpetrators of crime were Pakistani trained at different centres in that country, and the devastation which took place at various places in the city of Mumbai, were executed by the appellant in furtherance thereof," said Justice C. K. Prasad, one of the Judges of the two Judge bench in his judgment.
166 people were killed on November 26, 2008 when 10 Pakistani terrorists, including Kasab, sailed from Karachi to Mumbai and bombed Taj Hotel in the nation's worst ever act of terrorism. While all other terrorists were killed by the Indian counter-terrorism team, Kasab was the only one caught alive.