NEW DELHI: Eighteen months after the Mumbai High Court handed out the death sentence to 24-year-old Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab for the November 26, 2008 attacks in Mumbai, the Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed the sentence.
Kasab is the only survivor among the 10 terrorists who carried out the bloody 26/11 attacks in Mumbai that left 166 dead and hundreds other traumatised.
The Mumbai High Court had upheld the death penalty to Kasab on February 11, 2011 for the terror attacks.
Kasab, who hails from Faridkot in Punjab province of Pakistan, has been confined to jail since his arrest on November 26, 2008, when he was caught alive at Girgaum Chowpatty in South Mumbai.
Nine others, who had come with Kasab, from Karachi in Pakistan by sea route, were gunned down by security forces at terror sites -- Hotels Taj Mahal and Oberoi-Trident and a Jewish guest house Nariman House in South Mumbai.
During arguments, Kasab had pleaded that his trial had been 'unfair'. He argued that material evidence was suppressed and norms were not followed to defend him.
Kasab's defence was one of total denial. He contested the prosecution's stand that he had landed with nine others in a dingy at Badhwar Park on the day of terror attack.
Kasab claimed that he come from Pakistan much before the terror attacks and was arrested at Juhu beach and that he was in custody when the terror attacks took place.
The judges, however, rejected his plea.
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