New Delhi: The Punjab government has
turned down the request for transfer of Devender Pal Singh
Bhullar, on death row for carrying out a bomb blast in 1993,
from Tihar jail to Amritsar prison, saying it may create law
and order problems in the state.
The high-profile Tihar inmate is awaiting execution of
the death sentence confirmed by the Supreme Court which
convicted him of killing nine people and injuring 31 in a bomb
blast in 1993.
Among those who survived the attack are Anti-Terrorist
Front chairman MS Bitta.
"Bhullar is a native of Punjab and has friends and
relatives there. He had requested for transfer to jail in
Amritsar to which the Punjab government has said a `no`,"
official sources privy to the development said.
Punjab government has said that if he is transfered to
any jail in Amritsar, it might lead to law and order problem
in the state. As such, it has turned down the request, he
Counsel of Bhullar Navkiran Singh had requested the
Delhi Government Home Secretary for his transfer from Tihar
to Amritsar Jail.
According to the Delhi Government official, Singh had
in his request letter claimed that Bhullar was mentally and
physically unwell due to the long stay away from his home