Profile: Ajmal Kasab, the face of Mumbai terror attack
Kasab was reproted to be among a group of 24 men who received training in marine warfare in mountainous Pakistan-occupied Kashmir(PoK). The group was later shortlisted to 10 that included Ajmal Kasab.
Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, a senior commander of LeT, reportedly offered to pay his family Rs.150,000 for his participation in the attack.
Villagers of Okara claimed on camera that he was at their village six months before the Mumbai attack. They said that he asked his mother to bless him as he was going for Jihad, and claimed that he demonstrated his wrestling skills to a few village boys that day.
Initial reports offered a conflicting view of Ajmal Kasab as fluent in English, and from a middle class background.
However, an interrogator and deputy commissioner of the Mumbai Police stated that he spoke rough Hindi and barely any English.
Kasab was found guilty of 80 offences, including waging war against the nation, which is punishable by the death penalty.
His death sentence was upheld by the Bombay High Court on February 21, 2011. The verdict was upheld by the Supreme Court of India on August 29 2012.
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