x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 19 January 2018

Ajmal Kasab's final years

The final four years in the life of Mumbai gunman Ajmal Kasab.

November 26, 2008 Ten men launch attacks on Mumbai, targeting luxury hotels, a Jewish centre, a hospital and a bustling train station.

November 29, 2008 Security forces finally regain control of the city after 166 people are killed in the attacks.

March 23, 2009 Ajmal Kasab, the sole surviving gunman, addresses a special court via videolink from jail at the start of his trial and confirms he is from Pakistan.

May 3, 2010 Kasab found guilty on charges including murder and waging war on India.

May 6, 2010 Kasab sentenced to death by a special trial court with the judge describing his crimes as "of exceptional depravity".

January 31, 2012 Kasab begins his Supreme Court appeal, claiming he was been denied a fair trial and that some charges had not been proved beyond reasonable doubt.

August 29, 2012 Supreme Court confirms Kasab's death sentence, saying it had no option due to the most serious offence of "waging war against the government of India".

November 5, 2012 Kasab's final appeal for clemency from President Pranab Mukherjee, who took office in July, is rejected.

November 21, 2012 Kasab is hanged in Yerawada prison in Pune city at 7.30am.