Timeline of case against Qasab

Published: Nov 21, 2012, 11:12 IST | IANS

26/11 terrorist Ajmal Qasab was finally executed at 7:30 am at Yerawada Jail in Pune. A timeline

2008

Nov 26: Qasab and nine Pakistani gunmen launch a bloody attack on multiple locations in south Mumbai

Nov 27: At 1.30 a.m., Qasab caught and placed under arrest, admitted to Nair hospital

Nov 29: Qasab gives statement to police, confesses role

Nov 29: All places under siege secured after 60 hours, nine terrorists killed

Nov 30: Qasab confesses before police

Dec 27/28: Identification parade held

Ajmal Qasab

2009

Jan 13: M.L. Tahaliyani appointed 26/11 special judge

Jan 16: Arthur Road Jail selected for Qasab's trial

Feb 5: Qasab's DNA samples match with articles seized from fishing boat, Kuber

Feb 20/21: Qasab makes confession before Magistrate (Miss) R.V. Sawant-Wagule

Feb 22: Ujjwal Nikam appointed special public prosecutor

Feb 25: Chargesheet against Qasab, two others filed in Esplanade Metropolitan Court

April 1: Anjali Waghmare appointed Qasab's lawyer by the special court

April 15: Trial in 26/11 case commences

April 15: Anjali Waghmare removed as Qasab's lawyer

April 16: S.G. Abbas Kazmi appointed Qasab's lawyer

April 17: Qasab's confession opened in court, he retracts

April 20: Prosecution charge Qasab on 312 counts

April 29: Qasab is major, say experts after lawyer claimed he was juvenile

May 6: Charges framed, Qasab charged on 86 counts, denies charges

May 8: First eyewitness deposes, identifies Qasab

June 23: Non-bailable warrants issued against 22, including Hafeez Saeed, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi

June 25: Qasab suffering from ulcers, court told

July 20: Qasab pleads guilty before Special Judge M.L. Tahaliyani

Nov 30: Abbas Kazmi removed as Qasab's lawyer

Dec 1: K.P. Pawar officially takes Abbas Kazmi's place

Dec 16: Prosecution completes case in 26/11

Dec 18: Qasab denies all charges

2010

Feb 11: Shahid Azmi, lawyer of one of the 26/11 accused, shot dead in Kurla

Feb 22: David Coleman Headley issue crops up in court

Feb 23: Final argument to begins from March 9

March 31: Special court fixes May 3 as date of judgement

May 6: Qasab sentenced to death by 26/11 court

June 8: Amin Solkar, Farhana Shah appointed lawyers for Qasab to appear in high court

Oct 18: Qasab's death sentence confirmation/appeal hearing to commence in high court

Oct 19: Qasab throws tantrums, wants to attend court in person, spits at camera and says "send me to America"; judges warn him to behave properly

Oct 21: Qasab reiterates before his lawyers that he wants to come to court personally

Oct 25: High court judges views CCTV footage purportedly showing Qasab and slain terrorist Abu Ismail in terror acts.

Oct 27: Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam justifies death sentence awarded to Qasab by trial court

Oct 29: Qasab confused trial court by taking frequent U-turns, argues Nikam

Nov 23: High court judges once again watch CCTV footages of Qasab and Ismael

Nov 25: Qasab's lawyer Amin Solkar begins argument, says trial was unfair. He demands retrial in 26/11 case

Nov 30: Solkar argues that charge of "waging war against nation" was not made out against Qasab

Dec 2: Qasab did not come from Pakistan by dinghy, his lawyer says. Adds that dinghy could not accommodate 10 people

2011

Jan 17: Court reserves judgment till Feb 7

Feb 7: Bombay High Court sets Feb 21 as judgment date

Feb 21: Bombay High Court upholds death verdict on Qasab

July 29: Qasab challenges death sentence in Supreme Court

2012

Aug 29: Supreme Court confirms Qasab's death sentence 

Nov 5: President Pranab Mukherjee rejects Qasb’s mercy petition

Nov 21: Qasab hanged at Yerwada Jail in Pune and buried inside the jail premises

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