he Indian Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, the only surviving gunman from the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, prosecution lawyer Gopal Subramaniam said.
A court sentenced Kasab, a Pakistani, to death in 2010 on charges of murder, conspiracy and waging war on India. The High Court of Mumbai upheld his conviction and sentence in February last year.
Authorities of the Mumbai prison where Kasab is being held then filed a plea on his behalf to the Supreme Court.
Now that his appeal has been rejected by India's highest court, the last avenue open to Kasab is to file a clemency petition with the president.
During the November 2008 assault on Mumbai, 10 heavily armed men attacked landmarks around the city, including the luxury Taj Mahal Palace and Tower and Oberoi-Trident hotels, the Victoria Terminus train station, and the Jewish cultural center, Chabad House.
More than 160 people were killed in the coordinated attacks that lasted three days.
Indian forces killed nine of the suspects, but Kasab, who was photographed holding an assault weapon during the violence, survived and was arrested.FULL STORY