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SC stays execution of Mohammed Afzal
February 20, 2004 22:57 IST
The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the execution of alleged Jaish-e-Mohammed militant Mohammed Afzal, sentenced to death by the Delhi high court in the Parliament attack case.
A bench comprising Justice Ashok Bhan and Justice H K Sema issued the order on Afzal's petition and tagged it
with the petitions filed by the Delhi police and another accused, Shaukat Hussain Guru.
The court on January 19 had issued notices to Delhi University lecturer S A R Geelani and Afsan Guru on a petition filed by the Delhi police challenging the high court order acquitting them of all charges in the case.
Police in its appeal had said the high court had erred in acquitting Geelani who was sentenced to death by the trial court.
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