Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab broke down Thursday in the court room after he was sentenced to death for the Mumbai terror attack. But the public prosecutor called it "crocodile tears".
The 23-year-old from Pakistan's Punjab province was seen crying as he was led back to the court room after stepping out briefly with the judge's consent to drink water.
Kasab, the only one of 10 Pakistani terrorists taken alive after the November 2008 slaughter in Mumbai, looked downcast during his stay in the court at the Arthur Road prison, Times of India reports.
The lone surviving gunman in the 2008 attack on Mumbai that killed 166 people and terrified a nation was given the death penalty Thursday.
The sentencing of Pakistani Mohammed Ajmal Kasab to hang for murder, conspiracy and waging war against the state followed his conviction Monday on all 86 counts against him.
Kasab was one of 10 men reportedly trained in Pakistan who traveled to Mumbai by water in late November of that year, slipped ashore and over a three-day period attacked two luxury hotels, a train station, a hospital and a Jewish Center. The siege was watched in real time by horrified TV viewers around the world, according to The Los Angeles Times.
"As soon as we can see the concentration of American aircraft on airfields in Europe, we will simply destroy those airfields by launching our medium-range ballistic missiles at those targets"