Pakistani Convicted for Mumbai Terrorist Attacks
Posted on May 3, 2010
On Monday, Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving suspect captured during the three-day terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, in November 2008, was found guilty of multiple charges in an Indian court. Kasab now awaits sentencing—and possibly the death penalty. —KA
The Wall Street Journal:
Special Judge M. L. Tahiliyani found Mr. Kasab guilty of all of the 86 charges levied against him. He can appeal to the Supreme Court; his defense counsel couldn’t be reached for comment after the verdict.
The court also found guilty, in absentia, 20 Pakistani co-conspirators, who were convicted based on Mr. Kasab’s confession.
The judge acquitted two Indian nationals, Faheem Ahmed Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed, of charges of gathering information on key targets for the group that attacked Mumbai on Nov. 26, 2008.
AP / Mumbai Mirror, Sebastian D'souza
An armed Mohammed Ajmal Kasab is shown walking into Mumbai’s Chatrapathi Sivaji Terminal railway station on Nov. 26, 2008.