DSGMC seeks commuting of Bhullar`s death sentence
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Last Updated: Saturday, July 02, 2011, 21:02
  
New Delhi: The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) on Saturday sought clemency for terrorist on death row Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar in view of sentiments of Sikhs.

DSGMC president Paramjit Singh Sarna said Sikhs the world over "were hurt" over death sentence to Bhullar and sought that his death sentence be commuted to life imprisonment. Two memorandums on the demand would be submitted to the President and Home minister soon, he said.

Sarna said while Sikhs in Vancouver, Canada had got together to protest the rejection of Bhullar's mercy petition, a delegation of Canadian sikhs led by led Baljinder Singh Khaira was here to present a memorandum to the President, asking for commuting Bhullar's death sentence to life imprisonment.

Bhullar, a member of Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF), was sentenced to death by a trial court on August 25, 2001 for plotting terror attacks on Punjab SSP Sumedh Singh Saini in 1991 and the then Youth Congress head in 1993.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, July 02, 2011, 21:02


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