Friday, July 29, 2011

Kasab challenges death penalty in Supreme Court

NEW DELHI (AP) — The only surviving gunman of the deadly 2008 Mumbai attacks has appealed a death sentence handed down by a trial court.

The Mumbai court convicted 22-year-old Mohammed Ajmal Kasab of murder, waging war against India, conspiracy and terrorism in May last year and sentenced the Pakistani national to death. The sentence was confirmed by the state High Court in February this year.

Police officer Rajinder Dhamante said Friday Kasab has appealed to the Supreme Court in New Delhi, which is expected to take the case.

The three-day siege in Mumbai in November 2008 killed 166 people.


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