Kasab, the sole terrorist caught alive during the attack,
and convicted for the three-day November 2008 terror siege of
Mumbai in which 166 people were killed, had on July 28 this
year written a letter to the apex court challenging his
conviction and death sentence.
The apex court had earlier refused to pass any order on
Maharshtra government's plea to tag Kasab's case with its plea
against acquittal of two others 26/11 accused.
An Additional Solicitor General of India for 2002-04,
Ramachandran had also served the apex court as amicus curiae
for its hearing of Gujarat riots cases.
24-year-old Kasab, one of the 10 Pakistani perpetrators
of the attack, had been sentenced to death by a special
anti-terror court on May 6 last year. His death penalty was
later upheld by the Bombay High Court.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court has appointed
senior advocate Raju Ramachandran as its amicus curiae to
assist it in hearing of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack convict
Amir Ajmal Kasab's plea challenging his death penalty.
First Published: Thursday, September 22, 2011, 22:27