India's Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for Mumbai attacker Mohammed Ajmal Kasab
NEW DELHI, India -- The sole surviving gunman of the 2008 attacks on Mumbai had his death sentence confirmed by India's Supreme Court on Wednesday. The judges rejected his appeal for the second time and confirmed his capital punishment.
Pakistan-born Ajmal Kasab, 24, is the lone surviving gunman behind the deadly Mumbai attacks in 2008, during which 166 lives were lost. He was convicted of no less than 80 charges, including murder and waging war on India.
"We are left with no option but to award death penalty," Supreme Court Justices Aftab Alam and CK Prasad said in a court order. "The primary and foremost offence committed by Kasab is waging war against the government of India."
The Indian Congress has welcomed the Supreme Court's verdict.
"Now, he should be given complete sentence quickly. Punishment should be executed quickly," Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh said on Wednesday.
New Delhi, Aug 29 (ANI): The Supreme Court today upheld the death sentence awarded to 26/11 accused Ajmal Kasab and rejected his appeal against his conviction and death sentence in the Mumbai terror attacks in which 166 people were killed. The apex court dismissed all the arguments on behalf of Kasab...