Barely a week before the fourth anniversary of Mumbai terror attack, a convict in the attack and Pak national Ajmal Amir Kasab was hanged to death at Yerawada jail in Pune at 7.30 am this morning. Kasab's death sentence was confirmed by the Supreme Court earlier this year. Kasab had sought presidential pardon, but it was rejected earlier this month.
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Doctors pronounced Qasab was dead after he was duly hanged as per process.
In absence of a hangman to execute the death sentence of Kasab, the terrorist was hanged by the officials from the Yerawada Central Jail.
The highly placed sources in the jail said, “The hangman of Yerawada jail had retired and the position is vacant for the last some years. However, there is no law that only hangman can execute a death sentence. Therefore the decision that Kasab’s death sentence will be executed by a jail officer was taken and Kasab was hanged around 7.30 am.”
Kasab's mercy petition was rejected by the President Pranab Mukherjee on November 8.
Shiv Sena MP and spokesperson Sanjay Raut said Kasab's hanging was a true shraddhanjali to his party chief Balasaheb Thackeray.
Kasab's dengue was, after all, a clever ruse used by the authorities, who checked if Kasab was medically fit for hanging.
It is now being revealed that Kasab was checked in the guise of dengue and was declared fit. It's mandatory in India to check the convict before he is hanged.
Sushil Kumar Shinde spelt out the reasons for secrecy over Kasab's hanging. He said the government didn't want any untoward incident and hence it was carried out in a secret manner.
'India should end death penalty'
Hours after Kasab was hanged in Pune, Human Rights Watch urged India to remove the death penalty from its legal framework.
'Pak refused to accept letter on decision to hang Kasab'
India had informed in advance Pakistan and the family members of Ajmal Kasab about the decision to hang the 2008 Mumbai attack terrorist but Islamabad refused to acknowledge the letter, the home minister said.
Outside Yerwada jail
As many as 100 people gathered outside the Yerwada jail after the news broke out.
People celebrated shouting "Vande Mataram, Bharat mata ki jai" outside the jail on Wednesday morning.
Some people were even distributing sweets outside the jail.
Expedite the decision on Afzal Guru
Welcoming the execution of Ajmal Kasab, Congress hoped the government would now pursue the case against the handlers in Pakistan as also expedite the decision on Parliament attack death row convict Afzal Guru.
Kasab wanted mother to know
Ajmal Kasab had been informed about his hanging on November 12. He had said this should be communicated to his mother in Pakistan, Union Home Ministry sources said.
Kasab was 'denied a fair trial': Pak media
The Pakistani media reported terrorist Ajmal Kasab's hanging on Wednesday blandly, with some reports quoting him as saying that he had not received a fair trial in India.
Kasab, the only one among 10 Pakistani terrorists caught after the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, was "quietly hanged" in Pune, about four years after he was caught during the killing spree, Geo News reported.
Kasab will inspire more attacks: LeT commander
Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, executed in India on Wednesday for his role in the 2008 Mumbai massacre, was a "hero" who will inspire more attacks, said a senior commander of the Pakistani militant group accused of masterminding the attack.
Kasab knew the date on which he would be hanged
According to official sources, a senior jail official read out the death warrant to Kasab at his cell and also informed him that his clemency petition had been rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee.
Ansar Burney to claim Kasab's body
Pakistani human and civil rights activist Ansar Burney has shown an intent towards taking back the body of the Mumbai attack gunman Ajmal Kasab.
Explained: How Operation X was planned
The process to hang Kasab began in the first week of November with only four cabinet ministers, the chief minister of Maharashtra Prithviraj Chavan and a few officials in the loop.
A special inspector general of police in Maharashtra and 16 handpicked men oversaw Operation X leading to the death by hanging of the Pakistani terrorist on Wednesday. The chosen team's mission was to hang and bury the 25-year-old Kasab in complete secrecy in Pune's Yerawada Central Jail, where he would be moved from Mumbai.
B'Town reacts to Kasab's execution
Bollywood applauded the Government for the execution of 26/11 Pakistani attacker Ajmal Kasab, saying it is a triumph of justice.
Yerwada jail's history of high profile inmates
Did you know that the jail where Kasab was executed is the same jail where Mahatma Gandhi spent years during the freedom struggle?
The jail has also seen high-profile inmates like Sanjay Dutt and Arun Gawli
People rejoice on social network
Comments expressing happiness and relief to introspection and cursing began pouring into Facebook and Twitter after 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab was hanged in Pune's Yerwada Prison on Wednesday.
Hangman earned Rs5,000
The hangman who executed Kasab at Yerawada prison in Pune was paid Rs5,000 for the job but his identity kept a secret. Indeed, the hangman was himself kept in the dark about the identity of the death row convict till a few minutes before the execution.
Qaidi number C-7096
Kasab's identity remained 'C-7096' throughout his prison term and even when an official dossier was written for his hanging.
The movement and activities of Kasab was always kept very secret and when official documents were moved regarding his hanging.
First foreigner to be hanged in India
Fifty five people have been hanged since independence. Kasab is the first foreigner to be hanged in independece India, says Supreme Court lawyer KTS Tulsi.