Omar cautions media against hyping Afzal`s death sentence

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today cautioned the media against creating a hype on the death sentence of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and allow the course of justice to take its own course.

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister
Omar Abdullah today cautioned the media against creating a
hype on the death sentence of Parliament attack convict Afzal
Guru and allow the course of justice to take its own course.

"Media should not hang anyone prematurely and allow the
legal course to take its own course," Omar said while reacting
to media reports on death sentence of Guru.

"I think it is important that Guru should not be hanged
in the media before his case is completed and any mercy
petition, if submitted to the President, is rejected," he
said.

He wondered why Guru`s case was being highlighted by the
media. "If my memory does not fail me, he is ranked 29th in
the list of condemned prisoners...why is he being
highlighted?" he said.

The Chief Minister said every accused has the right to
appeal and his case should not be treated in a special way,
especially by the media. "Let the natural course of justice
take its own course," he said.

PTI

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