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President should reject Kasab mercy plea: Shiv Sena

PTI  Mumbai, September 18, 2012
First Published: 21:55 IST(18/9/2012) | Last Updated: 23:25 IST(18/9/2012)

President Pranab Mukherjee should "summarily dismiss" Mumbai terror attack convict Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab's mercy petition, Shiv Sena said on Tuesday.


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"Kasab's mercy plea should be rejected within 24 hours," Sena spokesperson Neelam Gorhe told PTI in Mumbai.

Kasab on Tuesday moved the plea, over a fortnight after the Supreme Court upheld his death sentence in the 26/11 case.

Asked if Sena was expecting that the President should dismiss Kasab's plea because the party had backed him in the Presidential poll, Gorhe said, "It is nothing of this kind."

On August 29, the Supreme Court had confirmed the death penalty awarded to the LeT operative by the trial court and later upheld by the Bombay High Court. It had dismissed the 25-year-old's plea challenging his conviction and death sentence in the 26/11 case.


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