New Delhi: Accused in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Aamir Kasab has knocked the doors of Supreme Court to challenge the death penalty awarded to him by the Bombay High Court.

Kasab has filed a petition in the Apex Court through the jail authorities requesting for overturning his death penalty.

Meanwhile, the Maharashtra government has also moved the Apex Court against the Bombay High Court orders for acquittal of Fahim Ansari and Sahabuddin Ahmed for the alleged involvement in the same case.

Nearly 166 people were killed during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. Ajmal Kasab is the lone surviving terrorist who was caught on the dreadful night and the High Court had given nod for his death sentence after a special court had rewarded him death sentence in 2010.

The High court had also dismissed Maharashtra government’s appeal to sentence Ansari and Ahmed after the Special Court had acquitted them.

Meanwhile, no date has been decided for Kasab’s hearing and it is expected that Maharashtra government’s plea will also heard along with his petition.

Bombay High Court had charged Kasab with seven murders including killing of ATS chief Hemant Karkare and Additional Police Commissioner Ashok Kamte and senior police officer Vijay Salaskar.

The High Court had upheld Kasab’s death penalty stating that it was rarest of the rare cases. However, Kasab had argued in the court that evidences were not presented before the court.

He had also tried to negate the CCTV footage presented by the Maharashtra government saying the picture was not clear.

Though he had also alleged tampering of proofs, the High Court had pronounced death penalty for him.

However, while hearing of Ansari and Ahmed case, the prosecutor was unable to present enough evidence against the two.

JPN/Bureau