Ajmal Kasab was today hanged to death at 7.46 am at Pune’s Yerwada jail in Maharashtra. He was the lone surviving terrorist involved in the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai. His mercy plea was rejected by the President Mr. Pranab Mukherjee on 5th November.
Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde informed that Pakistan has been informed about the hanging and no demand for his body has come from that country. Pakistan has refused to accept him as one of their citizens. After rejecting the mercy plea, the final order was handed over to the Maharashtra government on November 8th.
On that fateful night of 26/11, 166 people including many policemen lost their lives in the indiscriminate firing where Kasav was one of the accused. He was removed to the Yerawada jail in a secret operation a few days ago. The death sentence was given to him in May 2010 and the execution was done finally today.
India once again sent a message to the militant organizations that they will not tolerate terrorism in the country in any form.