Ajmal Kasab expresses fury during court appeal

The Mumbai attacks gunman spat on a camera and argued with prison officers at a court hearing to appeal his sentence.


Afp October 19, 2010

MUMBAI: The only gunman caught alive during the 2008 Mumbai attacks spat on a camera and argued with prison officers at a court hearing on Tuesday to appeal against his death sentence, reports said.

Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab is following proceedings at the Bombay High Court from jail where he is being held in solitary confinement for security reasons.

After demanding to be present in person the 23-year-old Pakistani national took out his frustrations on video-conferencing equipment and shouted at jail staff, the Press Trust of India said.

He was found guilty in May this year of a string of offences, including waging war against India and murder, and sentenced to death for his part in the attacks, which left 166 people dead and more than 300 others injured.

Under Indian law the local state high court has to confirm death sentences.

Kasab has a further right of appeal to the Supreme Court in New Delhi and to the country's president as a last resort.

COMMENTS (5)

Anoop | 11 years ago | Reply @Shah, Dude, Pakistani courts quote Indian judicial cases all the time. Here, have a look at this. http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=20107\12\story12-7-2010pg3_6 India has been stable all these years because Judiciary acted as a pillar keeping a check on the Executive and Legislature. Compare this with Pakistan, where more than half its life its been ruled by the Military under blessings from the Judiciary(corrupt and handpicked), you will get the picture. Indian judiciary is overburdened, yes, but never unfair. Even now you might have come across many editorials and opinions where Basic Structure, which is an Indian concept about the interpretation of the Constitution is debated. That is how advanced and strong Indian judicial system is. And, may I know which part of the trial seemed unfair to you? If Pakistani government had thought the trial was unfair and Kasab was being victimized then why oid it admit that Kasab is a Pakistani or why are there 7 people in Jail for 26/11 or why Pakistan has been receiving and sending dossiers of its own? The least it could have done for the "victimized" Kasab was to send him a lawyer from Pakistan, which under Indian law he is entitled to, after repeated requests from Indian Government. When you type something just stand back and think. Do I have a concrete reason to back up my absurd statements or not.
Shani Syed | 11 years ago | Reply The State of Pakistan the nation or ISI has nothing to do with Kasab
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