Mumbai attacker Kasab appeals to higher court against death sentence

15:42, September 29, 2010      

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Mohammed Ajmal Amir alias Kasab, the lone surviving suspected gunman in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, is seen in this undated video grab from footage shown on CNN IBN television channel February 3, 2009. (Xinhua/Reuters File Photo)

Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, the only militant caught alive in Mumbai terror attacks, has appealed to a higher court of law against his death penalty for his role in the 2008 attacks which claimed the lives of over 170 people, his lawyer has said.

"We have filed an appeal in Mumbai High Court," Kasab's lawyer Amin Solkar was quoted by the local media as saying on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old Kasab has claimed that the death penalty was a harsh punishment imposed on him and pleaded that there were lapses in evidence produced by the police in the special court.

"The appeal also challenged trial court's ruling which upheld Kasab's confession as true and voluntary," Kasab's lawyer said.

Kasab was sentenced to death by a special Indian court on all 86 charges against him, including waging war against the state in May this year.

Source: Xinhua


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