26/11 attacks: Bombay HC to decide on Kasab’s death penalty

February 21st, 2011 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI  

Mumbai, Feb 21 (ANI): The Bombay High Court will deliver its verdict on the fate of Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab on Monday, nine months after he was pronounced guilty of perpetrating the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack and sentenced to death.

Apart from Kasab, the division bench of Justices Ranjana Desai and R V More will also pronounce the verdict on Faheem Ansari and Sabahuddin Shaikh. Ansari and Shaikh are Indian accused in the case, who were acquitted by the special court.

The State government had challenged the acquittal of both Indian accused in the High Court.

A Mumbai Special Court on May 6, 2010 sentenced Kasab to death on four counts.

Judge M L Tahaliyani awarded the death sentence for Kasab on-waging war against India, murder, conspiracy to murder, and participating in an act of terror under Unlawful Activity Prevention Act (UAPA).

Kasab, who is the 52nd prisoner on death row in India, was also awarded a life term on five other counts. (ANI)

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