We’ve done several posts on the terror group LeT in the past, and India, no stranger to extremists, have executed on the the Mumbai attackers. SOFREP has, and will continue, to follow LeT. This group is one of the most dangerous terror organizations out there.
Read the full article from The Times of India below.
NEW DELHI: In a secret operation, LeT terrorist and 26/11 attacks accused Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab was hanged in the high-security Yerwada Jail in Pune at 7:30am today after a four-year-long trial. Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan said he was buried inside the Yerwada Jail at 9.30am.
Union home secretary R K Singh said: “Family members of Kasab informed about the hanging through a letter sent by courier.” The lone surviving terrorist in the Mumbai attack of November 26, 2008 was shifted to the Yerwada Jail following the rejection of his mercy petition by the President earlier on November 5.
Home minister Sushil Shinde said: “Ajmal Kasab was hanged at 7:30am. It took the Maharashtra government less than two weeks to hang Kasab after President Pranab Mukherjee rejected his mercy petition on November 5. Two days later, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde signed on the file. It was sent to the Maharashtra government on November 8 and November 21, today, was fixed as the date of execution.”
According to Maharashtra home minister R R Patil: “26/11 Mumbai terror attack accused Ajmal Kasab’s mercy petition was rejected on November 8. He also confirmed that Kasab was hanged at about 7:30am on Wednesday.
“The punishment to Kasab is a true tribute to the victims and martyrs of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks,” Patil said.
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