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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 rediff.com, 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.