Md. Ajmal Md. Amir Kasab Abu v. State of Maharashtra

  • Nida Fatima
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  • Nida Fatima

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The city of Mumbai witnessed menacing terrorist attack at the Taj Mahal on November 26, 2008, popularly known as the 26/11 attack; a team of 10 young terrorists pounced and bombarded the city of dreams at numerous places leaving the local residents terror-stricken and traumatised rest of the country. This attack left the country bearing the wounding loss of 166 human lives and grievously injuring 238 people. The impact of the attack would make anyone’s flesh creep. This event is still recognised as one of the hysteric dark periods of Indian History. A Pakistani patriotic, Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab (the only terrorist alive after the 26/11 attack), was prosecuted for various charges; the vital charges against him were conspiracy to wage war against the government, in possession of various arms to wage war against the government, waging and abetting to wage war against the government, committing murder against many people, a terrorist attack, abduction to murder, criminal conspiracy to commit the murder, dacoity to cause grievous hurt against people robbery. He seized himself with five Capital punishments along with the approximately equivalent figure of life imprisonment for committing an assorted number of heinous crimes. Among the departed martyr, there was a good rank of police officers, countless common public and many more innocent lives. Kasab entered the Indian frontier with possession of arms and weapons unlawfully accompanied by two other members of his group, intriguing to take numerous blameless lives and propitiously completing their target. The author behind the petrifying plan of destroying the masses was Lashkar-e-taiba; their chief agenda was to wage war against the Indians to set free Kashmir. The High Court of Maharashtra gave a stamp of approval for Kasab’s sentence in compliance with the law. The high court of Maharashtra awarded him the death penalty, belated two appeals were filed in the Supreme Court of India. Not a single lawyer was in a fit state to take hold of Kasab’s case as it was perspicuous that he was to be blamed for mentioned offences and would be punished rigorously.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 2, Page 33 - 42


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