Special court to decide life or death for Kasab

Written by: Samyuktha
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Mumbai, May 4: A day after the Special Court here held the lone surviving terrorist of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks guilty of all charges, it will be hearing arguments on the quantum of sentence to be awarded to Ajmal Kasab.

Kasab was on Monday, May 3 found guilty of 86 charges including murder of 166 persons in the 60-hours long terror strike and waging war against the nation.

The penalty for these charges ranges from life imprisonment to death.

Public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam is expect to push for death sentence for the terrorist from Pakistan.

Defence lawyer K P Pawar will be arguing for a lighter sentence of life imprisonment or even less.

The sentence pronounced by the trial court will be referred to the high court for confirmation. The High Court will review the sentence after looking into the court proceedings.

If Kasab wishes, he can approach the Bombay high court challenging the verdict of the trial court.

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