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Parliament attack: Accused Afzal to hang on October 20

September 26, 2006 19:38 IST

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A Delhi Court Tuesday ordered that Jaish-e-Mohammed militant Mohd Afzal, sentenced to death in the December 13, 2001 Parliament attack case, be hanged on October 20.

A warrant in this regard was issued by Additional Sessions Judge Ravinder Kaur saying the death sentence of Afzal will be executed at 0600 hours in Tihar Central Jail on October 20.

Afzal's death sentence by the trial court was confirmed by the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court. The apex court had on August 4, 2005, upheld the death penalty imposed on him by the trial court. Out of the four accused in the case, another JeM militant Shaukat Husssain Guru was sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment.

Two other accused S A R Geelani, a Delhi University college lecturer, and lone woman accused Navjot Sandhu alias Afsan Guru, wife of Shaukat, were acquitted.

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Number of User Comments: 14

Sub: Afzal's hanging

Every one is offering his/her comments on Afzal's hanging, resulting out of his, behind the scene, role in armed attack on Parliament. What about those ...

Posted by dilip

Sub: Afzal

If we give This Afzal mercy.10 more will come up with it, and that too after attacking innocent Indian public.. HANG HIM! is the only ...

Posted by harshdev dhruv

Sub: Afzal to hang on Oct 20

Yes he should be hanged in public,no matter who raises a petition,he should be hanged.Who is arundati roy or gulam nabi azaad to ask for ...

Posted by Kalyan

Sub: Afsal's wife should have ADVICED HIM

ITS REALLY SHAMEFULL TO SEE government considering this plea. Such cases will be treated with eyes closed. Why we think twice to hang a terrorist, ...

Posted by Santha

Sub: Obscure matters...

Extremists should be given the utmost punishment be whoever and in affiliation with whatsoever religion. The Parliament on the other hand is not a meeting ...

Posted by Md. Yazed Alam Khan



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