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Parliament attack conspirator Afzal Guru hanged

 

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New Delhi/Raipur, February 09, 2013: The 2001 Parliament attack case convict Mohammed Afzal Guru was hanged today and buried inside the Tihar jail complex in the national capital.

After the President Pranab Mukherjee rejected his mercy petition on February 3, he was hanged 8 AM today in Tihar Jail and buried there, official sources said.

Meanwhile, the Government has clarified that all legal procedures were followed in the execution.

Afzal Guru was convicted of playing a central role in the entire conspiracy leading to the attack on Parliament on December 13, 2001.

He had been on death row for the past 10 years since he was first convicted and sentenced by a special court in December 2002, while his death penalty was upheld by the Supreme Court on August 4, 2005.

Meanwhile, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said the hanging of Afzal Guru would be a lession to the terrorists

Although the execution took time, but he was hanged after all legal procedures were followed, he said.

Killers and terrorists do not have any religion and they are enemy of humanity, Singh said.


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