The news of 26/11 Mumbai terror convict Ajmal Kasab being hanged on Wednesday morning at 7.30 A.M is bringing superlative reactions from people across all over India. The related reports are still pouring in . In such a report it is stated that minutes before his execution, Kasab appeared to be nervous but was quiet and offered prayers.
"From his body language, we could make out that he was very nervous. However, he remained quiet before he was taken out from his cell for the hanging," a jail official said. Kasab had also offered prayers and asked if his family was informed in advance about the hanging to which jail authorities replied in the affirmative.
Kasab's end came five days before the fourth anniversary of the brutal terror attacks that claimed 166 lives and injured 300 people. Nine of his associates, who had sneaked into Mumbai for the three-day carnage, had been secretly buried in the city in January 2010.
'Tell my Ammi', this was the message conveyed by Kasab, who was hanged on Wednesday, when he was told about his November 21 execution, official sources said. Nooree Lai, mother of Kasab, was apparently the closest person to him as he only uttered her name when asked about his last wish, the sources said.
After completion of the formalities, home secretary RK Singh wrote to foreign secretary Rajan Mathai to inform Kasab's mother and other family members who are in Pakistan. Accordingly, the authorities, through the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, had sent a letter to his mother through courier on Tuesday, fulfilling his last desire, the sources said.
Union home minister said a letter was sent to the Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi, informing them of the decision to hang Kasab. When the letter was not accepted, as the same was faxed to Pakistan's foreign ministry. But there was no response.
Kasab -- who was barely 21 when he carried out the brutal attack -- was sentenced to death on four counts and to life sentence on five counts on charges including murder, waging a war against India and possessing weapons.
The operation to execute Kasab was on Wednesday shrouded in secrecy with even the hangman kept in the dark about the terrorist's identity till the last minute. The reports stated that apart from the Jailor , deputy jailor and the doctor nobody was informed after the transfer of the terrorist from Arthur Road jail to Pune's Yerawada Central Jail for the execution.