Parliament attack accused Afzal Guru hanged
Parliament House attack case convict Afzal Guru was hanged to death at Tihar Central Jail on Saturday morning.
The hanging took place in complete secrecy at around 8am with only a very select group of officials and Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde knowing the operation to execute his death sentence.
His mercy plea, which had been pending since 2006, was rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee late last month after getting the file from the home ministry on January 23.
Afzal Guru was convicted for his role in the attack on Parliament in 2001.
His hanging took place in as secret an operation as it had happened in the case of the hanging of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case convict Mohammad Ajmal Kasab who was hanged to death in a Pune jail in November last year.
Afzal Guru was given the death sentence by the Supreme Court in 2004. His hanging, scheduled for October 2006, was stayed after his wife filed a mercy petition on his behalf to the President.
- Asian Tribune -