Nov 26, 2008 to Nov 21, 2012: Timeline of Kasab case

By Indo Asian News Service | Wednesday, November 21, 2012 | 11:52:05 AM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

Pune, Nov 21 (IANS) Ajmal Amir Kasab was hanged here Wednesday for his role in the November 2008 Mumbai terror attack in which 166 people were killed. From then to now, a timeline:

Pune, Nov 21 (IANS) Ajmal Amir Kasab was hanged here Wednesday for his role in the November 2008 Mumbai terror attack in which 166 people were killed. From then to now, a timeline:

2008

Nov 26: Kasab and nine Pakistani gunmen launch a bloody attack on multiple locations in south Mumbai

Nov 27: At 1.30 a.m., Kasab caught, admitted to Nair hospital

Nov 28: Kasab gives statement to police, confesses role

Nov 28: All places under siege secured after 60 hours, nine terrorists killed

2009

Jan 13: M.L. Tahaliyani appointed 26/11 special judge

Jan 16: Arthur Road Central Jail, south Mumbai, selected for Kasab's trial

Feb 5: Kasab's DNA samples match with articles seized from fishing boat Kuber

Feb 20/21: Kasab confesses before Magistrate (Miss) R.V. Sawant−Wagule

Feb 25: Chargesheet against Kasab, two others filed in Esplanade Metropolitan Court

April 15: Trial in 26/11 case commences

April 17: Kasab's confession opened in court, he retracts

April 20: Prosecution charge Kasab on 312 counts

April 29: Kasab is major, say experts after lawyer claimed he was juvenile

May 6: Charges framed, Kasab charged on 86 counts, denies charges

May 8: First eyewitness deposes, identifies Kasab

June 23: Non−bailable warrants issued against 22, including Hafeez Saeed, Zaki−ur−Rehman Lakhvi

June 25: Kasab suffering from ulcers, court told

July 20: Kasab pleads guilty before Special Judge Tahaliyani

Dec 16: Prosecution completes case in 26/11

Dec 18: Kasab denies all charges

2010

Jan (Date not disclosed): Bodies of nine Pakistani terrorists disposed of at a secret location near Mumbai, according to Home Minister R.R. Patil

Feb 11: Shahid Azmi, lawyer of one of 26/11 accused, shot dead in Kurla

Feb 23: Final argument to begin March 9

May 6: Kasab sentenced to death by 26/11 court

Oct 18: Kasab's death sentence confirmation/appeal hearing to commence in high court

Oct 19: Kasab wants to attend court in person, spits at camera and says "send me to America"; judges warn him to behave

Oct 25: High court judges views CCTV footage purportedly showing Kasab and slain terrorist Abu Ismail in terror acts

Oct 27: Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam justifies death sentence awarded to Kasab

Oct 29: Kasab confuses trial court by taking frequent U−turns

Nov 25: Kasab's lawyer Amin Solkar begins argument, says trial was unfair. He demands retrial in 26/11 case

Nov 30: Solkar argues that charge of "waging war against nation" was not made out against Kasab

Dec 2: Kasab did not come from Pakistan by dinghy, his lawyer says. Adds that dinghy could not accommodate 10 people

2011

Feb 21: Bombay High Court upholds death verdict on Kasab

July 29: Kasab challenges death sentence in Supreme Court

2012

Aug 29: Supreme Court confirms Kasab's death sentence

Sep 16: Through Arther Road Central Jail, Kasab files mercy plea, sent to Maharashtra government

Oct 16: After Maharashtra government rejects Kasab's mercy plea, placed before Indian home ministry

Oct 23: Home ministry rejects Kasab's mercy plea

Nov 5: President Pranab Mukherjee rejects Kasab's mercy plea

Nov 8: Kasab file sent to Maharashtra government for further action

Nov 19: In a top secret operation, Kasab shifted to Pune, 48 hours before the hanging.

Nov 21: Kasab hanged and buried inside Yerawada Central Jail

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