Kasab's trial - chronology



Mumbai: Following is the chronology of events in Mumbai terror attacks case that led to the death sentence handed over to lone surviving Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab:

2008

Nov 26: Kasab and nine fidayeens launch attacks on Mumbai
Nov 27: At 1.30 am, Kasab caught and placed under arrest, admitted to Nair hospital
Nov 29: Kasab gives statement to police, confesses role
Nov 29: All places under siege secured, 9 terrorists killed
Nov 30: Kasab confesses before police
Dec 27/28: Identification parade held

Jan 13: M L Tahaliyani appointed 26/11 judge
Jan 16: Arthur Road Jail selected for Kasab's trial
Feb 5: Kasab's DNA samples match with articles found in Kuber
Feb 20/21: Kasab makes confession before Magistrate
Feb 22: Ujjwal Nikam appointed Special Public Prosecutor
Feb 25: Chargesheet against Kasab, two others filed in Court
Apr 1: Anjali Waghmare appointed Kasab's lawyer
Apr 15: Anjali Waghmare removed as Kasab's lawyer
Apr 16: Abbas Kazmi appointed as Kasab's lawyer
Apr 17: Kasab's confession opened in court, he retracts

Apr 20: Prosecution charges Kasab on 312 counts
Apr 29: Kasab is major: experts' opinion
May 6: Charges framed, Kasab charged on 86 counts, but denies charges.
May 8: First eyewitness deposes, identifies Kasab
June 23: Non-bailable warrants issued against 22 including Hafiz Saeed, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi
June 25: Kasab suffering from ulcer, court told
July 20: Kasab pleads guilty before Judge M L Tahaliyani
Nov 30: Abbas Kazmi removed as Kasab's lawyer
Dec 1: K P Pawar officially takes place of Kazmi
Dec 16: Prosecution completes case in 26/11
Dec 18: Kasab denies all charges
2010

Feb 11: 26/11 lawyer Shahid Azmi shot dead
Feb 22: David Coleman Headley issue crops up in court
March 9: Final arguments to begin
March 31: Arguments in the case end. Special Judge ML Tahaliyani reserves judgement for May 3, 2010
May 3: Kasab convicted, Sabauddin Ahmed and Faheem Ansari acquitted of all charges
May 6: Kasab sentenced to death by the special court.

PTI