Nov 26, 2008 - May 3, 2010: timeline of 26/11 trial

May 3rd, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, May 3 (IANS) The verdict in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case was delivered Monday with Special Judge M.L. Tahalyani declaring Pakistani national Ajmal Amir Kasab guilty and acquitting the two Indian co-accused Fahim Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed. The following is the timeline of the Nov 26-29, 2008 carnage trial:

Nov 26: Ajmal Amir Kasab and nine other Pakistani terrorists launch commando style attacks simultaneously at several locations in and around south Mumbai.

Nov 27: Around 1.30 a.m., Kasab is caught by policemen from Girgaum Chowpatty in south Mumbai, arrested and admitted to Nair hospital.

Nov 29: Kasab gives statement to police, confesses his role in the carnage.

Nov 29: All places under siege secured, nine terrorists killed, Kasab sole terrorist caught alive.

Nov 30: Kasab records confession before police.

Dec 27/28: Identification parade held.


Jan 13: Maharashtra government appoints M.L. Tahalyani as 26/11 trial Special Judge.

Jan 16: Arthur Road Jail selected, prepared and fortified for the high profile Kasab trial.

Feb 5: Kasab’s DNA samples match with articles seized from shipping vessel Kuber.

Feb 20/21: Kasab makes confession before Magistrate R.V. Sawant-Wagule.

Feb 22: Ujjwal Nikam, veteran of March 12, 1993, terror trial, appointed Special Public Prosecutor for 26/11 trial.

Feb 25: Charge sheet against Kasab, two others filed in Esplanade Metropolitan Court.

April 1: Court appoints Anjali Waghmare as Kasab’s lawyer.

April 15: Anjali Waghmare removed as Kasab’s lawyer.

April 16: S.G. Abbas Kazmi appointed as Kasab’s lawyer.

April 17: Kasab’s confession opened in court, he retracts it.

April 20: Prosecution charges Kasab on 312 counts.

April 29: Kasab is major: experts’ opinion.

May 6: Charges framed, Kasab charged on 86 counts, but he denies charges.

May 8: First eyewitness deposes, identifies Kasab.

June 23: Non-bailable warrants issued against 22, including wanted accused Hafeez Saeed, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, who are absconders.

June 25: Kasab suffering from stomach ulcers, court told.

July 20: Kasab pleads guilty before Judge Tahaliyani.

Nov 30: S.G. Abbas Kazmi removed as Kasab’s lawyer.

Dec 1: K.P. Pawar officially takes Kazmi’s place.

Dec 16: Prosecution completes case in 26/11 terror attack.

Dec 18: Kasab denies all charges.


Feb 11: 26/11 lawyer Shahid Azmi shot dead.

Feb 22: David Coleman Headley issue crops up in court.

Feb 23: Final arguments begin from March 9.

March 31: Arguments in the case end.

April 6: Home Minister R.R. Patil says the bodies of nine slain terrorists - lying in morgue for over 15 months - had been secretly disposed of.

May 3: Special Judge M.L. Tahalyani pronounces Kasab guilty of all charges, including murder and waging war against the Indian state. Co-accused Ansari and Sabauddin acquitted.

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