Ajmal Kasab was hanged at Yerwada jail in Pune at 7.30am on Wednesday after President Pranab Mukherjee rejected his mercy petition, according to reports. President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday rejected the mercy petition filed by the Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist Ajmal Kasab, sentenced to death for the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, according to reports.The decision came two months after the Home ministry rejected Kasab's mercy petition addressed to the President. Venu Rajamony, press secretary of the president confirmed the decision.
Home minister Sushilkumar Shinde's recommendation to the President was in line with the recommendation of Maharashtra governor K Sankaranarayan and the no-mercy-for-terrorists principle laid down by his predecessor P Chidambaram.
Ajmal Kasab and nine fellow Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists had sailed into Mumbai on November 26, 2008 from Karachi and gone on a shooting spree that killed 166 people. Kasab was the only one captured alive by security forces.