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Afzal files petition against verdict in SC

December 13, 2006 14:57 IST

Mohammed Afzal, sentenced to death in the 2001 Parliament attack case, has moved the Supreme Court seeking review of the judgment saying that he did not a get fair trial.

In his curative petition, Afzal contended that Article 21 (Right to Life) of the Constitution is inviolable. The petition was filed through senior lawyer Kamini Jaiswal.

The curative petition is the last option available in the court.

Earlier, the court had dismissed his review petition against the judgment of August 4, 2005, confirming the death sentence awarded to him by the trial court and the Delhi high court.                                           

Besides Afzal, another person called Shaukat Hussain Guru was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for not disclosing before the police about the conspiracy to attack Parliament.

The apex court had acquitted S A R Gilani, the Delhi University lecturer in this case.

The court had upheld the acquittal of lone woman accused Navjot Sandhu alias Afsan Guru, wife of Shaukat for her involvement in the case.

Shaukat has also filed a curative petition.

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Number of User Comments: 7

Sub: Afzals case

THe hue and cry over Afzals death sentence by the so called Human Rights groups is deplorable. What about the human rights of thousands of ...

Posted by Sudipt Barat

Sub: hi

when he talks abt RIGHT to LIFE,...didn't he think of the people who got killed by his mischief...this is ridiculous...

Posted by rajesh

Sub: Look who's talking!

These are the same people who are not ready to accept kashmir as integral part of our country and never belived in our constitution! Now ...

Posted by Abhay

Sub: No Court should declare him innocence

Mr. Afzal should not be hanged as he is son in law of Congress Government. I request Smt.Sonia Ghandi to order Mr. Manmohan Singh to ...

Posted by Dinkar

Sub: Hang Afzal

Its indeed a shame that Azfal still breathes easy fancying his chances to get out. After the supreme court has pronunced the verdict why isnt ...

Posted by Chetan



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