Mumbai killer appeals death sentence

By Jennifer Lipman, July 29, 2011

The Pakistani gunman convicted of murder for the Mumbai terror attacks has launched an appeal to his death sentence.

Mohammed Ajmal Kasab was charged with murder, conspiracy and waging war on India. He was the only gunman to survive the 2008 terror attacks, which saw more than 160 people killed over a brutal three-day siege.

One of the sites targeted by the ten shooters was a Jewish centre, where six people were killed and a baby boy was left orphaned. Kasab was implicated in the deaths of 50 people at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai's main train station.

During the trial it was alleged that Kasabhad been trained by banned Pakistani terror group Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.

A date has not yet been set for the appeal hearing but the Indian Supreme Court said the plea was "under process".

Last updated: 1:48pm, July 29 2011