Ajmal Kasab trial – Timeline

Updated - November 17, 2021 04:35 am IST

Published - November 21, 2012 10:07 am IST


November 26: 10 Pakistani terrorists including Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab attack India’s financial capital Mumbai. Major areas of attack included Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, the Oberoi Trident,the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Leopold Cafe, Cama Hospital and the Nariman House Jewish community centre.

November 27: Police capture Ajmal Kasab alive at 1: 30 am and admits him to Nair hospital.

November 29: Police take statement from Kasab. Kasab confesses that he got trained in Pakistan and reveals the involvement of Lashkar-e-Taiba in the attacks.

November 29: Security forces secure all places under attack. Nine terrorists were killed.

December 27: Police conducts identification parade.


January 13 : M.L. Tahaliyani appointed Special Sessions Court judge for Mumbai attacks case.

Janaury 16: Arthur Road Jail selected for the trial of Kasab.

February 5: Kasab’s DNA samples match with articles found in Kuber.

February 20/21: Kasab makes confession before magistrate.

February 22: Ujjwal Nikam appointed Special Public Prosecutor.

February 25: Chargesheet running into 11,000 pages was filed against Kasab.

April 15: Anjali Waghmare removed as Kasab’s lawyer.

April 17: Trial resumes after Abbas Kazmi appointed defence councel.

April 17: Kasab retracts confession.

April 20: Prosecution charges Kasab on 312 counts.

April 29: Experts say Kasab is major.

May 6: Charges framed, Kasab charged on 86 counts, but denies charges.

May 8: First eyewitness identifies Kasab.

November 30: Abbas Kazmi removed as Kasab’s lawyer.

December 1: K P Pawar takes place of Kazmi.

December 16: Prosecution completes its case in 26/11.


March 31: Trial concludes in 26/11 case.

May 3, 2010: Kasab convicted.

May 6: Kasab was convicted and given capital punishment by trial court.


February 21: Bombay High Court upholds trial court’s decision on Kasab’s death sentence.

October 10: SC stays execution of the death sentence awarded to Kasab


February 23: SC hears intercepted conversations between the perpetrators of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack and their Pakistani handlers , watched the CCTV footage of the carnage.

August 29: Supreme Court upholds decision on Pakistani gunman’s capital punishment

October 16: Union Home Ministry recommends to President for rejection of Kasab’s mercy plea.

November 5: President rejects Kasab’s mercy plea

November 8: Maharashtra government informed about President’s decision.

November 21: Ajmal Kasab was hanged at Yerawada jail in Pune at 7:30 am

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