Man offers Mumbai hanging

2010-05-14 18:08
Mumbai - An ageing hangman who retired 14 years ago has offered to execute the sole surviving gunman of the 2008 Mumbai attacks if no one else can be found to carry out the sentence, a report said on Friday.

Arjun Bhika Jadhav, now in his 70s and whose face is partially paralysed by a stroke, offered his services after hearing that the state of Maharashtra, of which Mumbai is capital, no longer has a hangman to carry out the execution.

Pakistani national Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, aged 22, was convicted and sentenced to death last week for waging war on India, murder, conspiracy and terrorist acts in the November 2008 attacks that left 166 people dead.

Jadhav, who carried out 101 hangings across the country in a 33-year career, said he was available in a letter to Maharashtra's inspector-general of prisons, Uddhav Kamble, The Times of India newspaper said.

"If there is no-one to hang Kasab, I am there," the 73-year-old wrote, according to the daily. "If my services are required I am prepared for it. I will send the terrorist to the gallows."

"Don't go by my age. I still have the capacity to execute him in just 27 seconds," he added.

Kamble said no decision had been taken yet on whether to take up the offer, as it was unclear whether Kasab would lodge an appeal.

"But certainly we would not hesitate to accept the services of Arjun Jadhav," he told the newspaper.

India has not carried out an execution since 2004 and only two since 1998.

Open magazine reported in February this year that many Indian states were looking to fill vacant hangman positions, with poor pay - reportedly $3 to $4 per execution - blamed for the vacancies.

Maharashtra has not had a hangman since 1996 when Jadhav retired.

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