04 May 2010
A court in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) has found Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, the sole surviving Pakistani gunman from the terrorist attacks in November 2008, guilty of murder, terrorism and waging war on India. Kasab is to be sentenced on Tuesday and faces the death penalty for his his role in the attacks, in which a total of ten gunmen attacked hotels, a café, a railway station and the local Chabad Lubavitch house, whose director Rabbi Gavriel Hertzberg, his wife Rikva, and four other Jews were killed. A total of 166 people lost their lives in the Mumbai attacks, and 300 were wounded.
“This offence committed by them was an act of waging war against India,” the judge told the court. Kasab was a member of the Pakistan-based terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba, which allegedly dispatched the gunmen to Mumbai.
Two Indian nationals accused of conspiracy in the case, Fahim Ansari and Sabahuddin Ahmed, were acquitted.
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