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Parliament attack: Death for Afzal, 10 years for Shaukat Guru

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | August 04, 2005 15:13 IST

In a landmark judgement, the Supreme Court confirmed the death sentence of Mohammed Afzal in the Parliament attack case, but condoned the death sentence of Shaukat Hussain Guru and passed the order of 10 years rigourous imprisonment.

The court upheld the Delhi high court judgement of acquitting S A R Geelani and Afsan Guru, wife of Shaukat Guru.

Justice P V Reddy and Justice P V Neolkar absolved Shaukat Guru of charges under the Terror Act, but sentenced him to for concealment of the conspiracy of the attack on Parliament.

Speaking to, Nitya Ramakrishna, advocate for Shaukat Guru, said she was delighted at the reduction of the sentence by the Supreme Court. Shaukat Guru has also beeen fined Rs 25,000 by the court.

The judgement was delivered under tight security and the Delhi police guarded Court No. 7 like a fort since morning.

While upholding the acquittal of Geelani, the Supreme Court judges said that the conduct of Geelani was not above suspicion as his actions seem to approve of the attack on Parliament. 


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Number of User Comments: 5

Sub: Strange justice system

How come our justice system is able to deliver so fast in case it is related to harm done to VIPs like attack on parliament, ...

Posted by Smitha

Sub: Verdict on Parliament attack case

We all should welcome the comparitive speedy disposal of parliament attack case.Thank God at least the judiciary found someone guilty.In the past the courts have ...

Posted by Girish Khare

Sub: A good decision

The death sentence given to one of the conspirators should be a good beginning. This should set a new trend as no concession should be ...

Posted by Ketan Palekar

Sub: Some democracy...

Death for attacking the parliament. Acquittal for multiple bombing the commercial capital. Some democracy...

Posted by Sujay

Sub: Why Shaukat Hussain Guru is left ?

Its really bad.Shaukat Hussain Guru should have also got death sentence.These crazy people are going to create terror after 10 years again,a real threat to ...

Posted by Sandip


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