India officials file charges against Mumbai gunman

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February 25, 2009 14:09

Indian investigators have charged the lone surviving gunman from the Mumbai attacks with 12 crimes, including murder and waging war against India. Mohammed Ajmal Kasab has been held by the police since he was captured in the early hours of the attacks, but he had not been formally charged. Nine other attackers were killed during the three-day siege that left 164 people dead and targeted luxury hotels, a Jewish center and other sites across the city. The formal filing of charges paves the way for Kasab's trial to begin. If convicted on the two most critical charges - murder and waging war against India - the 21-year-old Kasab will likely face the death penalty. There are no details yet about when Kasab's trial is likely to begin.


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