The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence of lone surviving Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab who that challenged the trial court verdict in the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai in the apex court.
Kasab wanted his death sentence pronounced by a trial court to be reversed. He had appealed to the Bombay High Court first which upheld the trial court order and now the Supreme Court also upheld the trial court order.
Kasab wanted his death sentence to be commuted to life imprisonment.
The apex court bench comprising of justice Aftab Alam and justice CK Prasad passed the verdict. They had earlier reserved the order after hearing the arguments of both the prosecution and defence counsels for more than two-and-a-half months.
After the vedict, Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said the verdict is an important one.
"I am very satisfied that for the first time we proved in a court of law that Kasab and his nine associates had been sponsored by Pakistan. Pakistan´s army and terror outfit Lashkar were behind it," Nikam said.