Bhullar`s sentence be commuted if he express atonement: Bhattal

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 21:10

Sangrur: Leader of Opposition in Punjab
Assembly Rajinder Kaur Bhattal on Tuesday said that the commuting
of sentence to death row convict Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar
could be considered if he "atones" for his crimes.

She said that top leaders of Congress had sacrificed
their lives to restore normalcy in Punjab, after more than a
decade-long bloodshed in which more than 32,000 people
lost their lives.

Bhullar was sentenced to death by a trial court on
August 25, 2001, for plotting terror attacks on Punjab SSP
Sumedh Singh Saini in 1991 and current All India
Anti-Terrorist Front Chairman MS Bitta, the then Youth
Congress chief, in 1993.

"Families of innocent people killed during the turmoil
will feel hurt if the death sentence of Bhullar is commuted.
The sentence can be commuted if he atones for his crimes,"
Bhattal said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 21:10

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