Maharashtra does not want the President of India to entertain the mercy petition of lone 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks convict Ajmal Kasab.
Home minister RR Patil has, in a note attached with Kasab’s mercy petition, requested Pranab Mukherjee to reject the petition, and forwarded the document to CM Prithviraj Chavan, who is expected to endorse Patil’s view once he returns from Delhi.
The CM’s office will then forward the file to the Governor’s office and the Union home ministry, which will take up the matter with the President.
“Kasab is learned to have moved mercy petitions through many ways. One petition, submitted to the Governor’s office, came to me. I have noted on the application that the mercy petition must be rejected, and that the court verdict be followed as early as possible.”
The Bombay high court sentenced Kasab to death, and the Supreme Court upheld the sentence on August 29.