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Bhullar case in Supreme Court today

Amid a raging political debate over the issue, the Supreme Court, Monday, is likely to take up a petition challenging the rejection of mercy plea of death row convict Davinderpal Singh Bhullar by the President.



Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Amid a raging political debate over the issue, the Supreme Court, Monday, is likely to take up a petition challenging the rejection of mercy plea of death row convict Davinderpal Singh Bhullar by the President.

The petition was filed by Bhullar’s wife on the grounds that her husband is mentally unstable and hence should not be hanged.

Khalistan Liberation Front militant Devender Singh Pal Bhullar, sentenced to death for masterminding a bomb blast in Delhi in 1993.

In the September 11, 1993, bomb blast on Raisina Road, then Indian Youth Congress president Maninderjit Singh Bitta was serious injured and nine persons were killed.

President Pratibha Patil, on the advice of the UPA government, had rejected Bhullar`s mercy plea just after he approached the apex court seeking commutation of the death sentence on grounds of delay.

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