Operation X: Ajmal Kasab's execution planned 2 months ago, hangman paid Rs 5,000

Nov 21 2012, 21:01 IST
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People are seen celebrating at Nariman Point in Mumbai after Kasab's execution. (Express photo) People are seen celebrating at Nariman Point in Mumbai after Kasab's execution. (Express photo)
SummaryCentre told state that Kasab's family had not expressed interest in collecting his body.

hangmen were given Rs 10 as per rules of 1960. ''Although we had received several applications from persons expressing their willingness to do the job for free, the government felt it would be best if an authorised person did it," Patil said.

The last accused hanged in Maharashtra was on July 13, 1995. Domestic help Amrutlal Joshi was hanged for killing a 77-year-old man in suburban Khar, Mumbai.

Timeline:

*Special sessions court hearing case gives verdict on February 21, 2011

*Supreme Court upholds decision on August 29, 2012

*September 11, 2012: Sessions court confirms date and time of execution as November 21, 2012, 7.30 am.

*September 12, 2012: Kasab files mercy petition

*September 26, 2012: Maharashtra governor rejects the plea.

*President Pranab Mukherjee rejects plea on November 8.

*Operation X was drafted and implemented with details of when and how to shift Kasab to Pune – as its Yerwada Jail has facility to execute.

*Moved on Monday night by 17 policemen.

26/11 by numbers

*Number of days required to put up a chargesheet: 90

*Chargesheet size: 14,280 pages

*Number of witnesses: 2,202

*Witnesses examined: 657

*Chargesheet put up on: February 25, 2009

*Trial commenced: April 16, 2009

*Trial in Special Court completed on: May 6, 2010

*Entire trial went on for 110 court working days

*Number of police officers and men involved in investigation: 99

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