Timeline: Kasab’s journey to the noose
Dailybhaskar.com | Nov 21, 2012, 10:29AM IST
Ajmal Kasab, the lone terrorists caught alive during the 26/11 carnage, was hanged at Pune's Yerwada jail on Wednesday. Here is a timeline of his journey from 26/11 in Mumbai to his execution on 21/11 in Pune.
November 26, 2008: Kasab and 9 other terrorist launch commando raid in Mumbai.
November 27, 2008: At 1.30 AM, Kasab caught and placed under arrest.
November 29, 2008: All places under siege secured, 9 terrorist killed.
November 30, 2008: Kasab confesses before police.
December 27/28, 2008: Identification parade held.
January 16, 2009: Arthur road jail selected for Kasab's trial.
February 20/21, 2009: Kasab makes confession before magistrate.
February 22, 2009: Ujjwal Nikam appointed special public prosecutor.
February 25, 2009: Chargesheet against Kasab, two other filed in court.
April 17, 2009: Kasab's confession open in court, he retracts.
April 20, 2009: Prosecution charges Kasab on 312 counts.
May 6, 2009: Charges framed, charged on 86 counts, but denies charges.
May 8, 2009: First eyewitness deposes, identifies Kasab.
June 23, 2009: Non bailable warrant issued against 22 including Hafeez Saeed, Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi.
December 16, 2009: Prosecution completes its case.
December 18, 2009: Kasab denies all charges.
March 31, 2010: Argument end. Judgment reserved for May 3, 2010.
May 3, 2010: Kasab convicted, Sahabuddin and Faheem acquitted of all charges.
May 6, 2010: Kasab was sentenced to death by the trial court.
Februaruy 21, 2011: Bombay High Court upholds death sentence to Kasab.
March 2011: Kasab writes letter to Supreme Court challenging High Court order.
October 10, 2011: SC stays execution of the death sentence.
October 10, 2011: Kasab tells SC he was brainwashed, and that he does not deserve capital punishment owing to his young age.
October 18, 2011: SC admits Maharashtra government's appeal challenging the acquittal of Faheem and Sabauddin.
January 31, 2012: Kasab tells SC that he was not given a free and fair trial.
February 23, 2012: SC hears intercepted conversations between the perpetrators of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack and their Pakistani handlers and watches the CCTV footage of the carnage.
April 25, 2012: SC reserves its verdict after a marathon hearing, spanning over two and half month.
August 29, 2012: SC reserves its verdict after a marathon hearing, spanning over two and a half month.
November 21, 2012: Kasab was executed in Yerwada Jail in Pune, at 7.30 am after President Pranab Mukherjee rejected his mercy petition.
(With PTI inputs)