A trial court had earlier confirmed a death penalty for Kasab in a case of the killing of 166 people. He is also accused in 86 other grave charges. The 24-year-old convict had been in solitary confinement for a year in the Arthur Road Prison in Mumbai.
The co-accused in the case, Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed were let off as there was no solid evidence to nail them.
Kasab was not present at the court when the judgment was pronounced. He had conveyed through his lawyer Farhana Shah that he would hear the judgment through video conference. According to sources in the court, Kasab looked "unaffected" and was also seen smiling and chatting up with policemen.
The vedict was made by Justice Ranjana Desai and Justice R V More of the Bombay High Court. The next step for Kasab would be to take the case to the Supreme Court and seek legal recourse. The other possible option could be to seek the President of India's mercy plea.
How long will India have to wait before such acts of terrorism are stopped completely and the perpetrators are brought to book.