This Article is From Nov 21, 2012

Ajmal Kasab hanging: Pakistan informed about it, says Sushil Kumar Shinde

Ajmal Kasab hanging: Pakistan informed about it, says Sushil Kumar Shinde
New Delhi: Pakistan had been informed about the hanging of Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone Pakistani terrorist caught in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said on Wednesday.

Mr Shinde said Pakistan was intimated about Kasab's death via telegram.

"Pakistan has been informed about Kasab's hanging. We would have considered Pakistan's request for Kasab's body. However, there is no demand for his body yet."

Kasab's body will be kept for his family to claim it, Mr Shinde told reporters after the hanging.

"If they don't then we will follow due procedure," he added.

He told reporters that President Pranab Mukherjee had rejected Kasab's mercy petition.

"The President rejected Kasab's mercy petition on November 5. I had further forwarded it to the Maharashtra government on November 8," Mr Shinde added.

Kasab, who was hanged at Pune's Yerawada Jail on Wednesday morning, was amongst the 10 Pakistani terrorists who sneaked into Mumbai on the night of Nov 26, 2008. The November 26-29, 2008 terror siege had killed 166 people and injured 300.

(With IANS inputs)