Ajmal Kasab pleads for mercy

Mumbai:  Ajmal Kasab, the only terrorist caught alive during the Mumbai attacks in 2008, has pleaded the Indian president for mercy.

His mercy petition has been sent to the President’s office, Indian media reports.

Last month, India’s top court rejected a plea by Kasab to commute the death sentence handed to him by the Bombay High Court to life imprisonment.

Kasab had moved the Supreme Court on February 14 this year against the High Court verdict of October 10 last year, which upheld a lower court order sentencing the 25-year-old terrorist to death. The lower court had pronounced its judgement on May 6, 2010, 18 months after he was captured.