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Govt may recommend rejection of Afzal’s mercy plea

Posted on 23 June 2010 by admin

AIHRA News, Thursday 24 June 2010

Government is likely to recommend to President Pratibha Patil that the mercy petition of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru be rejected, upholding the death sentence awarded to him by the Supreme Court.

Sources said Home Minister P Chidambaram is likely to decide that such a recommendation could be sent to the President before whom the mercy petition is pending.

The relevant file is expected to be sent to the Prime Minister’s Office shortly from where it will sent to Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The mercy petition was filed by Guru’s wife Tabassum four years ago.

A Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson said that the President was yet to receive any recommendation on the Parliament attack convict from the government.

“We have not received anything on Afzal Guru from the Home Ministry yet,” the spokesperson said.

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