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Out of court drama in pictures

Last updated on: May 6, 2010 19:05 IST

Image: Special Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam gestures as he speaks to the media outside Arthur Road Jail, after Mohammad Ajmal Kasab -- the lone surviving gunman of the 2008 Mumbai attacks -- was sentenced to death
Photographs: Arko Datta/Reuters

Emotions ran high inside the court of judge ML Tahiliyani as he pronounced the death sentence for Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, the Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorist, for his part in the November 26, 2008 carnage in Mumbai.

The announcement of the verdict sparked off frenzy outside the court. While the media jostled to report in the details of Judge Tahiliyani's observations, the general public took to the roads to celebrate the verdict.

Rediff.com provides a round up of the happenings outside the court in photographs. Click on NEXT to see the photo-feature...

'Hang him in Bhendi Bazaar'

Image: Soon after Kasab was awarded death sentence, celebrations erupted across Mumbai. This photo shows celebrations in Bhendi Bazaar locality in South Mumbai
Photographs: Sahil Salvi
 

Cracker of a judgment

Image: A man bursts firecrackers at the Bhendi Bazaar area. Muslim clerics and scholars have welcomed the capital punishment awarded to Kasab, saying that the court verdict has reiterated the faith of all countrymen in Indian judicial system
Photographs: Sahil Salvi
 

It's not yet over

Image: Kasab's counsel KP Pawar exits the court post verdict. Talking to media persons, he said: 'I will not criticise the verdict. If an accused is not satisfied with the verdict given by a court, he can appeal in the higher courts'
Photographs: Sahil Salvi
 

Celebrations galore

Image: People celebrating Kasab's sentencing.
Photographs: Sahil Salvi
 

A candle in rememberance

Image: People lighting candles in memory of those who lost their lives in the bloodbath unleashed by Kasab and co, at the Chhattrapati Shivaji Terminus
Photographs: Sahil Salvi
 

Fortress Mumbai

Image: A paramilitary trooper patrols outside Arthur Road Jail. A thick security blanket had been thrown in areas in the vicinity of the Arthur Road Jail, and checkpoints and security bunkers were set up at all major junctions in the city.
Photographs: Arko Datta/Reuters
 

Media on its toes

Image: A news reporter rushes out of Arthur Road Jail as he breaks the news about Mohammad Ajmal Kasab's death sentence
Photographs: Arko Datta/Reuters
 

'Omble's soul will rest in peace'

Image: Eknath Omble, brother of slain constable Tukaram Omble who nabbed Kasab, talks about the verdict with a private news channel. Talking to rediff.com, he said: 'I thank Rakesh Maria (Mumbai top cop) and Ujjwal Nikam (special public prosecutor in the 26/11 case) for this. But the verdict must be carried on immediately.'
Photographs: Abhishek Mande
 

Remembering the departed

Image: Candles are lit at the memorial for those who lost their lives on November 26, 2008, at the Chhattrapati Shivaji Terminus. NGO worker Pradeep Bhavnani, initiated the celebration at CST. He had visited the Siddhivinayak temple earlier in the day to pray that Kasab be given the death sentence. He was soon surrounded by others who had brought sweets and crackers for the celebration
Photographs: Nithya Ramani