Mumbai, May 4: The prosecution on Tuesday, May 4, demanded nothing less than a death penalty for Ajmal Amir Kasab, convicted for the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
Seeking a death penalty for Kasab, public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam told the anti-terror court that the case was the rarest of rare cases.
"Such a monster should be given death penalty.... He is an agent of devil himself.
"If Kasab is given lesser punishment, India will become a soft target for every self-styled terror group," Nikam said in his arguments over quantum of sentence to the terrorist, a day after Special Judge ML Tahaliyani held him guilty of mass murder and waging war against India.
"There has been a high degree of cruelty and Kasab had total disregard for life. Kasab is a killing machine and such machines are manufactured in Pakistan," he said.
Nikam stressed for death sentence for Kasab, who he said was in a 'joyous' mood after seeing people dying in pain and agony after firing indiscriminate at the crowded Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and elsewhere on Nov 26, 2008.
"Kasab has lost every right to live. He was not happy after killing 72 persons and wanted to kill more."
"There was no remorse and he said in his confession before the magistrate that he wanted to inspire future fidayeens (suicide killers)."
"If death is not awarded, it would be a mockery of justice," Nikam said.