Kasab's death sentence: Bombay HC to begin hearing

Written by: Samyuktha
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Ajmal Kasab
Mumbai, Oct 18: Bombay High Court will on Monday, Oct 18 begin hearing the arguments on confirmation of death sentence awarded to 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab.

Heavy security arrangements have been made in and around the High Court, where hearing will take place on a day-to-day basis through video conference so that the terrorist need not be brought to the court.

Screens have been placed at Central Prison, where Kasab is imprisoned, as well as in the court of Justice Ranjana Desai and Justice R V More.

The decision to carry out the first ever video conference hearing was taken due to potential threat to the terrorist's life. The prison where Kasab is jailed in a bomb and bullet proof cell is guarded by Indo Tibetan Border Security (ITBS) men.

Kasab has challenged his conviction and sentence citing that the firing incident at Chhatrapati Shivaji Railway terminus and Cama hospital were isolated incidents and not related to the 26/11 terror plot.

The High Court will first hear the arguments on confirmation of Kasab"s death sentence. Government Counsel Ujjwal Nikam will begin arguments on the death penalty, after which the court would hear Kasab's appeal.

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