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Those questioning timing of execution are `frustrated`: Jaiswal

Last Updated: Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 17:36

Kanpur: Hitting out at the opposition, Union Coal Minister Sriprakash Jaiswal on Sunday said those questioning the timing of execution of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru were "frustrated".
"Law and democracy are supreme in India. Law has taken its course. Such comments are made by those who are frustrated," Jaiswal told PTI when asked about comments questioning the timing of the execution.

"When the due procedure of law was completed, Guru was hanged. There is no place for terrorism in our country," the union minister said.

Mohammed Afzal Guru, convicted of involvement in the audacious attack on Parliament in 2001, was hanged yesterday and buried in Delhi`s Tihar Jail, six days after a mercy plea was rejected by the President.

When asked for comments on sadhus at the ongoing Maha Kumbh in Allahabad rooting for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as prime ministerial candidate, Jaiswal said, "The Maha Kumbh is a religious place and those indulging in politics at a holy place are dirtying it".

He said those disturbing the peace at the Kumbh would be dealt with severely.

On being asked whether general elections would be a Modi v/s Rahul affair, he said it was too soon to comment.


First Published: Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 17:35

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