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Mumbai Attack and Ajmal Kasab - The Timeline

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Published on: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 at 07:14 IST
Mumbai Attack and Ajmal Kasab - The Timeline
Pune: On Wednesday, Ajmal Amir Kasab was hanged here for his role in the November 2008 Mumbai terror attack in which 166 people were killed. Below is a timeline on host of events related to the episode:


Nov 26: Kasab and nine Pakistani gunmen launch a bloody attack on multiple locations in south Mumbai

Nov 27: At 1.30 am, Kasab caught, admitted to Nair hospital

Nov 28: Kasab gives statement to police, confesses role

Nov 28: All places under siege secured after 60 hours, nine terrorists killed


Jan 13: M.L. Tahaliyani appointed 26/11 special judge

Jan 16: Arthur Road Central Jail, south Mumbai, selected for Kasab's trial

Feb 5: Kasab's DNA samples match with articles seized from fishing boat Kuber

Feb 20/21: Kasab confesses before Magistrate (Miss) R.V. Sawant-Wagule

Feb 25: Chargesheet against Kasab, two others filed in Esplanade Metropolitan Court

April 15: Trial in 26/11 case commences

April 17: Kasab's confession opened in court, he retracts

April 20: Prosecution charge Kasab on 312 counts

April 29: Kasab is major, say experts after lawyer claimed he was juvenile

May 6: Charges framed, Kasab charged on 86 counts, denies charges

May 8: First eyewitness deposes, identifies Kasab

June 23: Non-bailable warrants issued against 22, including Hafeez Saeed, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi

June 25: Kasab suffering from ulcers, court told

July 20: Kasab pleads guilty before Special Judge Tahaliyani

Dec 16: Prosecution completes case in 26/11

Dec 18: Kasab denies all charges


Jan (Date not disclosed): Bodies of nine Pakistani terrorists disposed of at a secret location near Mumbai, according to Home Minister R.R. Patil

Feb 11: Shahid Azmi, lawyer of one of 26/11 accused, shot dead in Kurla

Feb 23: Final argument to begin March 9

May 6: Kasab sentenced to death by 26/11 court

Oct 18: Kasab's death sentence confirmation/appeal hearing to commence in high court

Oct 19: Kasab wants to attend court in person, spits at camera and says "send me to America"; judges warn him to behave

Oct 25: High court judges views CCTV footage purportedly showing Kasab and slain terrorist Abu Ismail in terror acts

Oct 27: Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam justifies death sentence awarded to Kasab

Oct 29: Kasab confuses trial court by taking frequent U-turns

Nov 25: Kasab's lawyer Amin Solkar begins argument, says trial was unfair. He demands retrial in 26/11 case

Nov 30: Solkar argues that charge of "waging war against nation" was not made out against Kasab

Dec 2: Kasab did not come from Pakistan by dinghy, his lawyer says. Adds that dinghy could not accommodate 10 people


Feb 21: Bombay High Court upholds death verdict on Kasab

July 29: Kasab challenges death sentence in Supreme Court


Aug 29: Supreme Court confirms Kasab's death sentence

Sep 16: Through Arther Road Central Jail, Kasab files mercy plea, sent to Maharashtra government

Oct 16: After Maharashtra government rejects Kasab's mercy plea, placed before Indian home ministry

Oct 23: Home ministry rejects Kasab's mercy plea

Nov 5: President Pranab Mukherjee rejects Kasab's mercy plea

Nov 8: Kasab file sent to Maharashtra government for further action

Nov 19: In a top secret operation, Kasab shifted to Pune, 48 hours before the hanging.

Nov 21: Kasab hanged and buried inside Yerawada Central Jail
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