The lone surviving 26/11 Pakistani gunman Ajmal Amir Kasab on Tuesday requested the Supreme Court to commute his death sentence to life imprisonment.
Kasab´s counsel Raju Ramachandran argued that the cost of keeping gunman alive should not be taken into consideration by the court while it decides that whether he should be hung or not.
Ramachandran was appointed by the Supreme Court to represent Kasab.
Ramachandran also argued that Kasab was young at the time when he got involved in the terrorist attack in Mumbai. He said that Kasab was ´drawn into the crime by exploitation of religious faith, false ideology and distortion´.