According to Maharashtra home minister R R Patil: “26/11 Mumbai terror attack accused Ajmal Kasab’s mercy petition was rejected on November 8. He also confirmed that Kasab was hanged at about 7:30am on Wednesday. The punishment to Kasab is a true tribute to the victims and martyrs of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks,”
Home minister Sushil Shinde said: “Indian mission in Islamabad informs Pakistan government about Kasab’s hanging through letter. Pakistan refuses to take the letter, which was then faxed. The entire process was executed very secretly. With the execution of Kasab, we have completed the judicial procedure of 26/11 case.”
“Kasab’s body will be laid to rest in India as Pakistan refused to claim it:” Home Minister added.
“Yes, Kasab has been hanged this (Wednesday) morning at 7.30am in Yerawada Central Jail,” Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam, who led the 26/11 terror attacks case.
According to sources : Kasab said he had no last wish or will. Also, there is no request from Pakistan for Kasab’s body.
In January 2010, nine of Kasab’s associates, who had sneaked into Mumbai on the night of Nov 26, 2008, to unleash three days of terror, were quietly buried at an undisclosed location near Mumbai.
Kasab’s end came just five days before the fourth anniversary of the brutal terror attacks that killed 166 lives and injured 300.