Afzal’s hanging or execution has been made at 7:25 am today (February 09 2013).Sources: President Pranab Mukherjee gives consent to Afzal Guru’s hanging.Formal announcement about Afzal’s hanging to be made soon. Preparations at Tihar jail to execute Parliament attack convict.
Afzal Guru, convicted for his role in the attack on Parliament in 2001, will be executed Today. Sources say President Pranab Mukherjee has rejected Afzal Guru’s mercy petition, clearing the way for his hanging.
Afzal Guru was given the death sentence by the Supreme Court in 2004. His hanging, scheduled for October 2006, was suspended or stayed after his wife filed a mercy petition on his behalf.
Sources say that the President informed the Home Ministry that he had rejected the mercy petition on January 23.
Afzal Guru’s mercy petition rejected, execution Today: sources
Nine people were killed, most of them members of the security forces. The terrorists were shot dead. Both houses of Parliament had just been adjourned and several MPs were still inside.A few days later, Afzal Guru was arrested.
The main opposition party, the BJP, has repeatedly questioned the delay in the execution of Afzal Guru, and its leaders last questioned the government in Parliament on the 11th anniversary of the attack last month.
In November last year, Ajmal Kasab, the terrorist from Pakistan who was caught during the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai, was executed in a Pune jail in a top-secret operation.