26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab hanged

Ajmal Kasab, the only terrorist alive after the 26/11 attacks, was hanged on 21st November, 2012. Here's a timeline:

Terror strikes Mumbai

The ten terrorists strike Mumbai at eight locations simultaneously at 8 pm. Ajmal Kasab and Abu Dera Ismail Khan make their way to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus station where they killed at least 58 people.

Kasab captured

Kasab, armed with an AK-47, is captured alive by Assistant sub-inspector Tukaram Ombale, armed only with a stick, when the terrorist runs into a police roadblock near Girgaum Chowpatty at around midnight. Kasab is placed under arrest and later admitted to Nair hospital.

Kasab confesses his role

Kasab confesses before police about his role in the attacks. He gives statement to the police.

Kasab's case moves to Arthur Road jail

Mumbai's Arthur Road jail, where Kasab is lodged, is selected as the place where trial will be held.

Kasab gets death sentence

Kasab is sentenced to death by the special 26/11 court in Mumbai. Two Indians accused in the case - Sabauddin Ahmed and Faheem Ansari - are acquitted of all charges. A few days later, Kasab moves High Court to challenge the verdict.

Chargesheet framed against Kasab

Chargesheet against Kasab and two others are filed in the Esplanade Metropolitan Court. Kasab is charged on 86 counts, including waging war against India, murder and terrorist acts.

Kasab pleads guilty

Kasab pleads guilty before Special Judge ML Tahaliyani. He admits in court that he was one of the gunmen sent by the Lashkar.

Death, says High Court

Bombay High Court upholds death sentence for Kasab. He moves Supreme Court challenging the High Court order, claiming that he was not given a fair trial in the case.

Supreme Court too says death

After a marathon hearing, spanning over two and a half months, the Supreme Court confirms Kasab's death sentence. The court said it has no other option as Kasab was charged with waging war against India.

Raju Ramachandran appointed to defend Kasab

The Supreme Court appoints senior advocate Raju Ramachandran as amicus curiae to defend Kasab. He is asked to assist a bench headed by Justice Aftab Alam during the hearing of Kasab’s plea that he was denied a fair trial.

Mumbai top cops killed

At around 11 pm, the two terrorists attack Cama Hospital. They shoot three senior Mumbai police officers - Hemant Karkare, Vijay Salaskar and Ashok Kamte - and hijack the police vehicle they were travelling in.

Kasab shifted to Arthur Road Jail

Kasab is moved to a bullet-proof Arthur Road Jail. The government has spent over Rs. 5 crore on his high security cell; his security has cost the state over Rs. 19 crore.

President rejects Kasab's death penalty

Home Secretary RK Singh confirms that the President rejected Kasab's clemency plea on November 5. The Supreme Court had, in August this year, upheld the death sentence awarded to Kasab by the special 26/11 court.

Ajmal Kasab hanged

Ajmal Kasab, the terrorist arrested alive after the 26/11 attacks, was hanged at the Yerawada Jail in Pune at 7.30 am. His mercy petition was rejected by the President on November 5. The Supreme Court had, in August this year, upheld the death sentence awarded to Kasab by the special 26/11 court.

Govt moves to get death warrant

The Home Ministry signed on Kasab's death warrant and the Maharashtra government signed it on November 8, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said today. "We had decided on that day itself that he will be hanged on Nov 21," Mr Shinde said.

Kasab informed

Kasab was informed that he will be hanged. The Indian government also informed the Pakistan embassy.

Kasab shifted to Yerwada Jail

Kasab was quietly transported to Pune and a hangman was arranged.