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Kasab charged with murder, custody till December 24

Vicky Nanjappa in Mumbai | December 11, 2008 10:57 IST
Last Updated: December 11, 2008 12:39 IST

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A Mumbai court on Thursday remanded Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist in the Mumbai terror attack, to police custody till December 24.

Kasab has been charged with murder and several provisions of the Arms and Explosives Act.

While seeking extension of Kasab's remand in police custody before a magistrate, the Mumbai's crime branch placed before the court the charges against the terrorist.

The major charge against Kasab is under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code, under which if any person is found guilty can be awarded a death penalty or imprisoned for life.

The second charge against Kasab is under Section 125 of the IPC. Any person who wages war against any Asiatic power in alliance with the Government of India is charged under this section.

The third charge leveled against the Mumbai attacker is under Section 307, which also involves a life sentence.

The fourth charge is for criminal conspiracy under Section 120 (b). The last three charges involve the life sentence.

Former state public prosecutor H S Chandramouli told that in this case the major charge is under Section 302. If convicted on all charges, the major charge would apply for punishment.

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