India’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving gunman behind the deadly Mumbai attacks in 2008.
The Pakistani national claims he was denied a fair trial but judges rejected what was his second appeal and confirmed capital punishment.
“There were detailed arguments which were presented over a few months,” Public Prosecutor Gopal Subramanium told reporters. “The arguments involved, shall we say, issues of criminal law, constitutional law, the rights of the accused and we also dealt with certain elements of public international law in the concept of an offence against the Indian state.”
Kasab, 24, was convicted on more than 80
charges, including murder and waging war on India.
In a series of coordinated strikes that left 166 people dead, ten gunmen attacked landmarks including a railway station, luxury hotels and a Jewish centre.
India blamed the Pakistan-based militant group
Lashkar-e-Taiba for the rampage that stoked tensions between the countries.