Kasab death sentence: Bombay HC to announce verdict on Feb 21

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Mumbai, Feb 7 (ANI): The Bombay High Court will deliver the final verdict on Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving militant of 2008 Mumbai attacks on February 21.

A two judge-bench of the High Court fixed February 21 as the date for pronouncing its much-awaited judgment on the sentencing of Kasab.

Apart from Kasab, the court will also pronounce the verdict on Faheem Ansari and Sabahuddin Shaikh. Ansari and Shaikh are Indian accused in the case, who were acquitted by the special court.

The State government had challenged the acquittal of both Indian accused in the High Court.

A Mumbai Special Court on May 6, 2010 sentenced Kasab to death on four counts.

Judge M L Tahaliyani awarded the death sentence for Kasab on-waging war against India, murder, conspiracy to murder, and participating in an act of terror under Unlawful Activity Prevention Act (UAPA).

Kasab, who is the 52nd prisoner on death row in India, was also awarded a life term on five other counts. (ANI)

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