Mumbai: Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab, who shot dead 166 persons along with his associates in November 2008, was sentenced to death by a special court in Mumbai.
Kasab has been found guilty of 80 charges under various acts including ‘waging war against nation’ and mass murders.
The prosecution, led by Ujjwal Nikam, has earlier demanded capital punishment for the convicted terrorist while defence lawyer K P Pawar has pleaded for life imprisonment on the ground that he was blinded by religion and should be given a chance to reform.
The verdict was pronounced by Special Judge M L Tahaliyani, who conducted the trial of Kasab for nearly a year in the high security central prison at Arthur Road in Central Mumbai.
Unprecedented security measures have been undertaken in and around the central prison. Large number of police have been deployed all along the Sane Guruji Marg where the jail is located. A total of 200 Indo-Tibetan Border Security guards have been entrusted the task of Kasab’s security in the prison.