Operation X: Ajmal Kasab's execution planned 2 months ago, hangman paid Rs 5,000
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Kasab was moved on Monday night by a select team of 17 policemen. The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force which was deployed at Arthur Road jail continued to be stationed there, while Maharashtra police transported him.
Patil said though many individuals had expressed a desire to hang Kasab for free, a government official person conducted the execution.
The hangman was paid Rs 5,000 for the execution as per a new decision. Till recently, hangmen were given Rs 10 as per rules of 1960. ''Although we had received several applications from persons expressing their willingness to do the job for free, the government felt it would be best if an authorised person did it," Patil said.
The last accused hanged in Maharashtra was on July 13, 1995. Domestic help Amrutlal Joshi was hanged for killing a 77-year-old man in suburban Khar, Mumbai.
*Special sessions court hearing case gives verdict on February 21, 2011
*Supreme Court upholds decision on August 29, 2012
*September 11, 2012: Sessions court confirms date and time of execution as November 21, 2012, 7.30 am.
*September 12, 2012: Kasab files mercy petition
*September 26, 2012: Maharashtra governor rejects the plea.
*President Pranab Mukherjee rejects plea on November 8.
*Operation X was drafted and implemented with details of when and how to shift Kasab to Pune – as its Yerwada Jail has facility to execute.
*Moved on Monday night by 17 policemen.
26/11 by numbers
*Number of days required to put up a chargesheet: 90
*Chargesheet size: 14,280 pages
*Number of witnesses: 2,202
*Witnesses examined: 657
*Chargesheet put up on: February 25, 2009
*Trial commenced: April 16, 2009
*Trial in Special Court completed on: May 6, 2010
*Entire trial went on for 110 court working days
*Number of police officers and men involved in investigation: 99
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