Kasab now moves SC challenging his death sentence

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Ajmal Kasab
New Delhi, Jul 29: Ajmal Kasab, the accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack has moved the Supreme Court challenging his death penalty. With the latest turn of events, it is sure to have further delays in the legal proceedings against him. With this move, Kasab has now challenged the Bombay High Court order upholding his death sentence.

Kasab has been charged for shooting down innocent people during the Mumbai attacks and is the sole surviving gunman who was captured. He had found mention in the media once again during the Jun 13 triple Mumbai attacks when Indians raised a hue and cry over the humane treatment meted out to him and India's stand on Pakistan sponsored terrorism.

According to media reports, Kasab filed the appeal directly through jail authorities, who later forwarded it to the Supreme Court Secretary-General. A source revealed, "Once the appeal against the February 21 judgment is processed and numbered by the Registry, the Supreme Court will list it for hearing."

The Bombay High Court in its ruling had stated, "This is rarest of rare matter so he should face capital punishment. He indulged in mindless killings of innocent people with a view to overawing the Government of India. There was an attempt to create ill will and disaffection among different religions of India so as to damage its secular fabric. Waging war is a serious crime which calls for deterrent punishment."

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