Indian court confirms death sentence for Mumbai attacker: reports
The High Court in Mumbai Monday upheld a death sentence for the lone surviving gunman of the November 2008 terrorist attacks in the city, news reports said.
Ajmal Kasab, linked to the Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba, was sentenced to death by a special court on May 6 on charges including mass murder and terrorism, DPA reported.
Justices Ranjana Desai and R V More, while confirming the death penalty, also dismissed an appeal filed by Kasab against his conviction by the trial court, the NDTV network reported.
Kasab, 23, was one of the 10 gunmen who targeted several sites in Mumbai in a three-day siege, killing 166 people including 26 foreign nationals.
Under Indian law, a death sentence has to be confirmed by a High Court, then by the Supreme Court and finally approved by the president.