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Devinderpal Singh Bhullar`s wife moves SC for stay on his execution

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 16:15

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The wife of Devinderpal Singh Bhullar on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking stay on the execution of the 1993 Delhi bomb blast convict`s death sentence.

Senior counsel Ram Jethmalani mentioned the matter before a three-judge bench presided over by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Altamas Kabir. But, the apex court, however, declined to pass any order.

Jethmalani told the SC that preparations were being made to hang Bhullar like Mumbai attack terrorist Ajmal Kasab and Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

Navneet Kaur has contended that the rejection of her husband`s mercy petition after an inordinate delay was based on "non-application of mind, non-consideration of relevant circumstances and presumably made on extraneous grounds and/or irrelevant facts".

The Supreme Court had last month rejected a petition by Bhullar seeking that his death sentence be commuted to life imprisonment as his mercy plea had not been decided by the President for a long time.

Bhullar had filed a mercy petition on January 14, 2003, which was rejected by the President on May 25, 2011.

Bhullar was given capital punishment for the September 10, 1993, blast at the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) office in Delhi that left nine people dead and 17 others injured.

The attack targeted the then IYC president MS Bitta.

First Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 12:40
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