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Timeline of 26/11 convict Ajmal Kasab's case

Updated: November 21, 2012, 9:05 AM IST
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Timeline of 26/11 convict Ajmal Kasab's case
President Pranab Mukherjee had rejected the mercy petition of the LeT terrorist on November 8.

Mumbai: 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks convict Ajmal Kasab was on Wednesday morning hanged at Pune's Yerwada jail. The information was confirmed by the Maharashtra Home Ministry, which said President Pranab Mukherjee had rejected the mercy plea of the LeT terrorist on November 8. The Maharashtra government said the execution of Kasab was kept a secret.


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 20/21: Kasab makes confession before

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.

September 12: Kasab gets copy of the Supreme Court's verdict confirming death sentence on him.

September 18: Kasab sent his mercy petition to President Pranab Mukherjee's office.

September 24: Maharashtra Home Ministry rejects Kasab's mercy petition and forwards it to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's office, which further sends it to the Union Home Ministry.

October 16: Union Home Ministry recommends to President for rejection of Kasab's mercy plea.

November 5: President Pranab Mukherjee rejects Kasab's plea and forwards file to Union Home Minister.

November 7: File shown to Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde upon his return from Interpol Conference in Rome. The Home Ministry decides to hang Kasab on November 21 at 7.30 am.

November 8: The decision is communicated to the Maharashtra government.

November 19: Kasab moved from Mumbai's Arthur Jail to Pune's Yerwarda Jail.

November 21: Kasab hanged at Yerwarda Jail at 7.30 am.

(With additional information from PTI)

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First Published: November 21, 2012, 9:05 AM IST
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