New Delhi: Prosecution in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack involving Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that he deserved death penalty as a majority of the victims belonged to weaker sections of the society.
Former Solicitor General Gopal Subramaniam and special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam submitted it was a well-designed operation in which the terrorists were asked by their Pakistani handlers to strike at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal (CST) which is one of the most important crowded railway stations in Mumbai.
They narrated the sequence of events in the terror attack at CST by Kasab and another Lashker-e-Taiba militant which resulted in the killing of 52 persons and injury to 109.
"A number of people belonging to weaker sections had been killed and injured in the attack on the historic railway station. The barbaric nature of the attack could be seen from the number of women and children killed and injured," Subramaniam told a bench of justices Aftab Alam and C K Prasad while seeking endorsement to the death sentence awarded to 24-year-old Kasab.
He also read out the moving testimony of Devika Rotawan who was 10 years old when she was hit in the leg by a bullet during the attack.
Further, he submitted that the DNA of the 10 terrorists, who had participated in the attacks, matched with some of the blankets, jackets, caps etc. found on the Indian boat, Kuber, which had been hijacked by the terrorists to reach Buddhawar Park in Mumbai.
Kasab is the sole convict of the carnage in which 166 people were killed. He has pleaded with the Supreme Court to commute his death sentence to life imprisonment.