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Law has taken its course in Parliament attack case: Sheila Dikshit

Last Updated: Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 21:37

New Delhi: Law of the country has taken its course in the 2001 Parliament attack case, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said reacting to execution of convict Mohammed Afzal Guru on on Saturday.

The Delhi government in May 2010 had cleared Guru`s mercy petition file endorsing capital punishment to him.

"The law of the country has taken its course," Dikshit said.

The MHA had sought opinion of the Delhi Government as the comments of the government of the state where the crime has been committed are asked before deciding a mercy petition.

The Delhi government was sitting on the file for nearly four years before clearing it on May 19, 2010.

The mercy plea of 43-year-old Guru, who was sentenced to death in 2002 by a special court which was later upheld by the Supreme Court in 2005, was rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee on February 3.

Guru, a medical college dropout and resident of Sopore in North Kashmir, was executed at 8 AM in Tihar Jail and buried inside the prison premises in a secret operation.


First Published: Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 21:37

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