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Nov 22, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Hanged: Mohammed Ajmal Kasab is pictured walking through the Chatrapathi Sivaji Terminal railway station in Mumbai during the attacks

Excerpted from The Daily Mail: India executed the lone surviving gunman from the 2008 terror attack on Mumbai early today, the country’s home ministry said.

Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, a Pakistani citizen, was one of 10 gunmen who rampaged through the streets of India’s financial capital for three days in November 2008, killing 166 people.

Kasab was hanged in secrecy at 7:30 a.m. today at a jail in Pune, a city near Mumbai, after Indian President Pranab Mukherjee rejected his plea for mercy.

Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said the home ministry sent Kasab’s mercy plea to Mukherjee on October 16.

Mukherjee rejected it on November 5, he said.

‘It was decided then that on 21st November at 7:30 in the morning he would be hanged. That procedure has been completed today,’ Shinde said.

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