Congress won’t have any problem if Afzal Guru is hanged: Digvijay Singh
Bhopal, Apr 24: Congress General Secretary and former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Digvijay Singh on Friday said his party would not have any problem if Afzal Guru, who has been sentenced to death for his involvement in the 2001 Parliament attack case, was hanged.
“The Congress would not defend Afzal Guru or any other terrorist. The Congress would not have any problem if the punishment given to any terrorist was carried out,” Singh said.
Singh also asked Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Lal Krishna Advani, as to why he did not decide on a single mercy petition during his tenure as Home Minister and Deputy Prime Minister.
“The mercy petitions on which Advani did not take any decision during his tenure as Home Minister includes the petitions of the killers of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi,” he added.
Afzal Guru was sentenced to death on December 18, 2002 by a trial court. This was confirmed by the Delhi High Court and upheld by the Supreme Court in 2004. The sentence was to be carried out on October 20, 2006 in the Tihar Jail here, but it was stayed after his family filed a mercy petition to the President. (ANI)