Thursday, May 6, 2010

26/11: Kasab to be hanged until death

Kasab 309th on list of convicts awaiting death

Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving gunman in the Mumbai terror attacks, has been sentenced to death -- the ultimate punishment available under the Indian Penal Code under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code. Read more

Looking for hangman

Kasab is likely to be executed at the Yerawada Prison in Pune. A person sentenced to death in Maharashtra is usually executed at the Yerawada prison or the Nagpur prison. But there is no hangman to carry out executions now. But authorities at the Yerawada jail in Pune are not worried about the unavailability of hangmen. "We have faced difficulties in the execution of 11 convicts in the Yerawada jail due to the lack of a hangman. Read more

What will be Kasab's final days like

The death of the biggest mass murderer on Indian soil is evident with the special court handing out the death sentence to Ajmal Kasab. Even though he is a Pakistani national tried in the Indian court, all norms prescribed will apply to him since he has been convicted under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code. Read more

Rarest of rare case

The usage of the phrase 'rarest of rare cases' has a very interesting history attached to it in India. Read more

Symoblic customs before death sentence: Nib-breaking, red robes, fasting

There are many myths about the practice of awarding a death sentence to a convict. It is popularly believed, thanks to mainstream Hindi films, that the judge breaks his nib after pronouncing the sentence.According to legal experts, the nib-breaking custom was followed by judges during the British era. Judges believed that a pen that has been used to take away the life of a human being should never be used again. But the custom was discontinued in post-independence India. Read more

Majeed Memon on Kasab verdict

Pprominent senior advocate, told that the verdict is a welcome one. Read more

Unprecedented security in Mumbai

A thick security blanket has been thrown in areas in the vicinity and checkpoints and security bunkers have been set up at all major junctions in the city. Read more

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