26/11 case:Bombay HC upholds death to Kasab, acquits 2 Indians

Mumbai, Feb 21 (PTI) The Bombay High Court todayupheld the death sentence to Pakistani terrorist Ajmal AmirKasab for his involvement in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacksthat left 166 people dead.

A division bench of the court comprising justicesRanjana Desai and R V More also dismissed the Maharashtragovernment''s petition against acquittal of two Indians, FaheemAnsari and Sabauddin Ahmed, accused of aiding the commissionof the crime.

24-year-old Kasab, the only one of the 10 Pakistaniperpetrators of the attack to be captured alive, was sentencedto death by a special anti-terror court on May 6 last year.

Ansari and Ahmed had been, however, let off for wantof adequate evidence by the trial court.

Kasab appeared briefly in the court through a videolink wearing a white kurta with his head down.

Kasab and his accomplices had landed at Budhwar Parkin south Mumbai on November 26, 2008 night from Karachi by seaand went on a shooting spree at various city landmarksincluding CST railway terminus, iconic Taj Mahal and OberoiHotels, Leopold Cafe, Cama Hospital and Nariman House, aJewish outreach centre, leaving 166 dead and many morewounded.

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