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Kasab betrays no emotions during guilty verdict

May 03, 2010 17:46 IST

Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving Pakistani terrorist arrested during the 26/11 terror attack, betrayed no emotions as a special court on Monday pronounced him guilty on many terror-related charges, including waging war against the nation.

Clad in his usual white kurta-pyjama, Kasab stood with his head bowed as Judge M L Tahilyani declared him guilty of the murder of 166 persons during the brazen terror stirke. He stood up quietly as the court explained its verdict to him in Hindi and then sat down when directed by the Judge.

"Tumhe bharat ke khilaf jung chedne aur terrorist act karne aur logon ka khoon karne ke liye doshi paaya gaya hai (You have been found guilty for waging war against India, committing terror acts and murder)," Judge Tahilyani told him.

"Tumhari saaza ki sunwayi kal hogi (Arguments on your quantum of sentence would take place tomorrow)," the Judge said.

Soon after this, Kasab, sporting a stubble, was escorted back to his cell.

Meanwhile, the other two accused-- Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed -- who were acquitted of all charges, could not suppress their smiles as they heaved a sigh of relief. Soon after the judgment, Faheem exchanged glances with his wife and brother, who were present in the court, and smiled broadly.

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