Ajmal Kasab hanged at Pune's Yerawada Jail

Last Updated: Wed, Nov 21, 2012 04:28 hrs
Home Ministry rejects Kasab mercy plea

Pune: Ajmal Kasab, the prime accused for the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, was hanged at Pune"s Yerawada Jail at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday,after President Pranab Mukherjee rejected his mercy petition.

According to television reports, the petition was rejected on November 5 after which the Lashkar-e-Toiba operative was shifted from Mumbai"s Arthur Road Jail to Pune"s Yerawada Jail.

The entire process was excuted in complete secrecy, television channels said. President Mukherjee"s rejection came two months after the Union Home Ministry rejected Kasab"s mercy petition.

Kasab and nine other Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists had sailed into Mumbai on November 26, 2008 from Karachi and killed 166 people. 

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