Skip to comments.India executes Terrorist convicted of 26/11 Massacre
Posted on 11/20/2012 10:08:48 PM PST by coldphoenix
Ajmal Kasab, the sole surviving terrorist from the 2008 Mumbai attacks, was hanged to death on Wednesday at Yerwada Jail in Pune. Kasab was executed at 7:30am at Yerwada jail in Pune in Maharashtra after President Pranab Mukherjee rejected his mercy plea earlier this month.
Pakistan had been informed about the hanging of Kasab, home minister Sushilkumar Shinde said on Wednesday.
He told reporters that President Pranab Mukherjee had rejected Kasab's mercy petition.
"Pakistan has been informed but there is no demand for Kasab's body. The president rejected Kasab's mercy petition Nov 5. I had further forwarded it to the Maharashtra government Nov 8," Shinde told mediapersons.
Maharashtra home minister RR Patil on Wednesday termed it as 'a tribute to people killed in the attacks and a message that India will not tolerate terrorism'.
"He was hanged at 7:30am this (Wednesday) morning," RR Patil told reporters at a press conference in Mumbai.
"The mercy petition of Kasab was rejected by the President, which we received on November 8 after which we have executed him," he said.
Patil added that this is a tribute to the 166 people and policemen who lost their lives in the terror attacks 4 years ago.
Kasab's end came just five days before the fourth anniversary of the brutal terror attacks. The Nov 26-29, 2008 terror siege had claimed 166 lives.
According to sources in the home department, Kasab said that he had no last wish before he was executed.
Kasab was reportedly moved to the Yerawada jail in a secret operation few days ago. His body will not be sent to Pakistan for burial as they had not accepted him as as their citizen, sources added. The Maharashtra home department is completing their paper work on the same and will be announcing his burial details.
Advocate Ujwal Nikam who was the public prosecutor in this case expressed happiness over the move." We have exposed the modus operandi of terror groups operating from Pakistan and sent a message that terrorism will not be tolerated, " Nikam said.
"Yes, Kasab has been hanged this (Wednesday) morning at 7.30 a.m. in Yerawada Central Jail," special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam, who led the 26/11 terror attacks case, said.
President Pranab Mukherjee on November 8 rejected the mercy petition filed by Kasab, sentenced to death for the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.
Kasab's mercy petition to President Pranab Mukherjee was the terrorist's last hope.
The move is a strong political message sent by the government before the start of Parliament session and ahead of the Gujarat elections.
The decision came two months after the home ministry rejected Kasab's mercy petition addressed to the President.
Venu Rajamony, press secretary of the President confirmed the decision.
Home minister Sushilkumar Shinde's recommendation to the President was in line with the recommendation of Maharashtra governor K Sankaranarayan and the no-mercy-for-terrorists principle laid down by his predecessor P Chidambaram.
Ajmal Kasab and nine fellow Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists had sailed into Mumbai on November 26, 2008 from Karachi and gone on a shooting spree that killed 166 people. Kasab was the only one captured alive by security forces.
Kasab was sentenced to death in May 2010 after he was found guilty of a string of charges, including waging war against India, murder and terrorist acts.
He appealed in the Supreme Court claiming he did not receive a fair trial but his petition was struck down in August.
During the 2008 attacks, the heavily armed terrorists stormed targets in Mumbai including luxury hotels, a Jewish centre, a hospital and a bustling train station.
India blames the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant organisation for training, equipping and financing the gunmen with support from "elements" in the Pakistan military.
what was interesting was that the most people killed were Moslems. The Pakistani terrorists attacked 2 5-star hotels, but most people managed to get out, they slaughtered a Jewish family (who were peaceful) - 6 people, but then they went to Victoria Station and killed the poor people there randomly and at that time most were poor Moslem workers heading home...
A million foul sacks of hate on death row.
A million foul sacks of hate.
Take one down, do for the clown.
999,999 foul sacks of hate on death row...
Meanwhile that POS Nidal Hasan still eats and breathes on the tax payers dime.....
Dear Leader has ruled that was workplace violence.
His body will not be sent to Pakistan for burial as they had not accepted him as as their citizen, sources added. The Maharashtra home department is completing their paper work on the same and will be announcing his burial details.
A wood chipper and a pig farm ought to figure into same (in order to show due respect to his religion).
Obama would have given him a burial in accordance with muslim tradition.
I knew that they did, but that it was cumbersome to enforce. I am surprised that they took as little time to do it as they did...
And US needs to had over David Headley and Tahwwur Hussein Rana to India rather then protecting them and feeding them in a 5 star luxury prison in Chicago.
maybe a 13 step escalator on the scaffold?
With all the hollering about "cruel and unusual punishment" for any possible execution method, I've always wondered about something.
Why not a massive overdose of heroin? The guys dies, but he dies really happy, so it's tough to claim it's cruel.
Have to admit it would be a bit unusual.
A productive use for all those drugs we confiscate each year.
Unless they’re addicts, I’ve read that first time users vomit. It would be A-OK with me, if they choked to death on their own vomit.
I’m not opposed to your idea...LOL.
Hanging, when done in the British style, as it is in India, is probably the most humane form of execution in existance. When done properly, they are dead within 20 seconds of being removed from the condemned cell.
What is illustrative here is that it took 4 years for the Indians to put this person to death.
Here in America, it would take 20 years, if at all. Considering that the perp is a muslim, and considering the administration, he would have probably been jailed and traded off for another prisoner, at some point.
At least the Indians still understand the concept of “justice”.
Here, it will soon be forgotten (if it hasn’t already been)...
well then, why was this scumbag given that?
he went and killed innocents, laughing as he shot them and then cried like a baby when caught
He should have been flayed alive and worse...
Kasab was merely a puppet whose life ended on the string......as the Times of India so aptly put it. The real puppeteers who ran the show are still in Pakistan enjoying American aid money.
> The real puppeteers who ran the show are still in Pakistan enjoying American aid money.
Now if country X had perpetrated terrorist attacks in the U.S. while receiving arms and financial aid from country Y, what would have the US done to both X and Y?
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