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Timeline: Ajmal Kasab's case in the 26/11 attacks


First published: August 29, 2012, 8:19 AM IST | Updated: August 29, 2012
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Timeline: Ajmal Kasab's case in the 26/11 attacks
Ajmal Kasab is facing death penalty for his role in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks that left 166 people dead.

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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