Afzal Guru moves SC for transfer to J&K jail from Tihar

Mohd Afzal Guru is awaiting death penalty in Tihar Jail following his conviction for plotting terror attack on Parliament in 2001.

Last Updated: Jan 28, 2011, 00:03 AM IST

New Delhi: Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist
Mohd Afzal Guru, awaiting death penalty in Tihar Jail
following his conviction for plotting terror attack on
Parliament in 2001, has moved the Supreme Court for shifting
him to a jail in Jammu and Kashmir.

In his petition, filed through advocate Kamakhya Singh
Mahilwal, Guru has pleaded to apex court for a direction to
the Delhi government to shift him to a jail in his native
state on the ground of convenience to his family members.

In his petition, Guru sought his shifting out from
Tihar Jail saying his stay in a jail in his native state would
be more convenient for his family members, who cannot come all
the way to Delhi every now and then to meet him.

The court was slated to hear Afzal Guru plea on
Friday, but Mahilwal told PTI that she has requested the court
to adjourn the hearing to next week.

Accordingly, the matter is likely to be adjourned
tomorrow, she added.

Guru was convicted on terror charges by an anti-terror
court in December 2002.

PTI