After killing Indians, Kasab scared to die, pleads for mercy

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Ajmal Kasab
Mumbai, Sep 18: Ajmal Ameer Kasab, the sole terrorist who was arrested alive after the deadly Mumbai terror attacks in 2008, pleaded for mercy. Almost twenty days after the Supreme Court's decision of upholding death sentence pronounced by the Bombay High Court, a letter from the terrorist has been sent to the President of India.

The jailor of Arthur Road jail in Mumbai on Tuesday, Sep 18 sent a letter to Pranab Mukherjee's office stating about Kasab's plea. The terrorists has been lodged in the Arthur Road prison in Mumbai.

The apex court earlier on Jul 29 had stated that Kasab was indulged in an endless mayhem and it had no other option but to uphold the death sentence. Arguments like Kasab was not given legal aid or that he was not allowed a chance to defend himself were not bought either.

The Supreme Court said the biggest crime of Kasab was that he had waged a war against the nation. The Supreme Court also said that evidence showed that the conspiracy and planning of the terror attack had been prepared in Pakistan.

However, Kasab's team already had expressed their plan of appealing for a presidential mercy. Kasab was awarded the death sentence by a Mumbai trial court on May 6, 2010. He was also convicted for waging war against the nation.

Kasab was among the ten men from Karachi who illegally entered India via water route and launched an attack that killed 166 innocent people, including many foreigners. Kasab was apprehended by sub-inspector Tukaram Ombale but the latter sacrificed his life in the cause by falling prey to the terrorist's bullet. All his fellow-terrorists were killed by the security forces during the counter-terror operations.

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