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How Ajmal Kasab was tried and hanged

Key events leading to the execution of Ajmal Kasab, the sole surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks
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First Published: Wed, Nov 21 2012. 01 35 PM IST
A file photo of the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai. Photo: AP
A file photo of the Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai. Photo: AP
Updated: Wed, Nov 21 2012. 02 02 PM IST
•26 November 2008: Ten Islamist gunmen launch attacks on the city, targeting luxury hotels, a Jewish centre, a hospital and a bustling train station
•29 November 2008: Security forces finally regain control of Mumbai after 166 people are killed in the attacks
•23 March 2009: Ajmal Kasab, the sole surviving gunman, addresses a special court via videolink from jail at the start of his trial and confirms he is from Pakistan
•3 May 2010: Kasab found guilty on charges including murder and waging war on India. He does not show any reaction in the dock
•6 May 2010: Kasab sentenced to death by a special trial court with the judge describing his crimes as “of exceptional depravity”
•31 January 2012: Kasab begins his Supreme Court appeal, claiming he was been denied a fair trial and that some charges had not been proved beyond reasonable doubt
•29 August 2012: Supreme Court confirms Kasab’s death sentence, saying it had no option due to the most serious offence of “waging war against the government of India”
•5 November 2012: Kasab’s final appeal for clemency from President Pranab Mukherjee, who took office in July, is rejected
•21 November 2012: Kasab is hanged in Yerwada prison in Pune at 7.30am local time
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