New Delhi, Sept 18 (IBNS) Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab, who is the lone surviving gunman in the 26/11 attack in Mumbai and is a death row prisoner, has pleaded for mercy before the President of India, reports said on Tuesday.
Kasab, who was handed down death sentence, has filed the petition through the Arthur Road prison jailor of Mumbai to the President´s office.
The Supreme Court on Aug 29 upheld the death sentence of Kasab pronounced by a trial court in 2010, dismissing his plea for commuting the capital punishment to a life sentence in the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai.
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 in October last year and now the Supreme Court also upheld the trial court order of May 2010.
The apex court bench comprising of justice Aftab Alam and justice CK Prasad passed the verdict saying "we are left with no option, but to uphold the sentence."