Mumbai, Feb 7 (IANS) The Bombay High Court Monday set Feb 21 as the date when it will pronounce its verdict on Pakistani terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, sentenced to death for his role in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack.
The court announced that it will give its verdict Feb 21 confirming or commuting the death penalty of Kasab awarded by a lower court last year, said Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam.
The high court will also the same day decide on Kasab’s appeal against the award of death sentence to him by the lower court, his lawyer Farhana Shah said.
The matter came up before the Bombay High Court Monday for further directions in the case, the hearings on which were concluded three weeks ago.
On Nov 26, 2008, Kasab and nine other Pakistani terrorists sneaked into south Mumbai through the Arabian Sea route and targeted various locations, including the Chhatrapati Shivaji railway terminus, Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Hotel, Hotel Trident-Oberoi, and Nariman House which housed the Jewish Chabad House.
The 60-hour mayhem left 166 people dead, including many foreign nationals, and over 300 injured.