New Delhi: The Supreme Court has upheld death penalty for 26/11 Mumbai attacks convict Ajmal Kasab. Mohammed Ajmal Kasab is the lone Pakistani terrorist captured alive in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. He was granted death penalty for his role in the attacks that left 166 people dead.
Following is the sequence of events in Kasab's trial since the 26/11 Mumbai attacks:
November 26: Ajmal Kasab and nine other terrorists attacked Mumbai.
November 27: At 1.30 am, Ajmal Kasab was caught.
November 29: All places under siege were secured, 9 terrorists were killed.
November 30: Kasab confessed before police.
January 13: ML Tahaliyani was appointed as the judge for a trial in the 26/11 case.
January 16: The Arthur Road jail was selected for Kasab's trial.
February 5: Kasab's DNA samples matched with articles found in Kuber.
February 22: Ujjwal Nikam was appointed as the Special Public Prosecutor.
February 25: A chargesheet against Kasab, two others was filed in the Esplanade Metropolitan Court.
April 1: Anjali Waghmare was appointed as Kasab's lawyer.
April 15: Anjali Waghmare was removed as Kasab's lawyer.
April 16: Abbas Kazmi was appointed as Kasab's lawyer.
April 17: Kasab's confession opened in court, he retracts.
April 20: Prosecution charged Kasab on 312 counts.
April 29: Kasab is not minor, ruled the court on experts' opinion.
May 6: Charges were framed, Kasab was charged on 86 counts, but denied charges.
May 8: The first eyewitness deposed, identified Kasab.
June 23: Non-bailable warrants were issued against 22 including Hafeez Saeed, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi
November 30: Abbas Kazmi was removed as Kasab's lawyer.
December 1: KP Pawar replaced Kazmi.
December 16: Prosecution completed the case in 26/11.
December 18: Kasab denied all charges.
March 9: Final arguments began.
March 31: Arguments concluded, the verdict was posted for May 3.
May 3: Kasab was convicted, Sabauddin Ahmed and Faheem Ansari were acquitted of all charges.
May 6: Kasab was sentenced to death by the special court.
October 18: The case began in High Court, Kasab appeared through video conference.
October 27: Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam justified the death sentence awarded to Kasab by the trial court.
February 21: The Bombay High Court upheld the trial court verdict on Kasab, dismissed his appeal; acquitted Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed in the Mumbai attacks case.
March: Kasab wrote a letter to SC challenging HC order.
October 10: SC stayed the execution of the death sentence awarded to Pakistani terrorist Kasab.
October 10: Kasab tells SC that he was brainwashed like a "robot" into committing the heinous crime in the name of "God" and that he does not deserve capital punishment owing to his young age.
October 18: The Supreme Court admits Maharashtra government's appeal challenging the acquittal of Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed, co-accused of Ajmal Kasab, in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.
January 31: Kasab tells SC that he was not given a free and fair trial in the case.
February 23: SC hears intercepted conversations between the perpetrators of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack and their Pakistani handlers and watched the CCTV footage of the carnage.
April 25: SC reserves its verdict after a marathon hearing, spanning over two and a half month.
August 29: The Supreme Court upheld Ajmal Kasab's death penalty.
(With additional information from PTI)
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