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Updated: August 15, 2013 19:31 IST

SC confirms death penalty to Bhullar

J. Venkatesan
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Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar
Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar

Bhullar was sentenced to death by a trial court on August 25, 2001 for plotting terror attacks on Punjab Senior Superintendent of Police Sumedh Singh Saini in 1991 and Youth Congress leader M.S Bitta in 1993, in which nine people were killed.

The Supreme Court has confirmed the death penalty to Khalistani terrorist Devender Pal Singh Bhullar and refused to entertain his petition seeking review of the April 12 judgment.

‘No merit in review plea’

The same Bench of Justices G.S. Singhvi and S.J. Mukhopadhaya, which then held that the petitioner had failed to make out a case for commutation to life imprisonment, said on Wednesday there was no merit in the review petition. Bhullar’s plea was that he had undergone great agony for 11 years awaiting the President’s decision on his mercy plea.

Bhullar was sentenced to death by a trial court on August 25, 2001 for plotting terror attacks on Punjab Senior Superintendent of Police Sumedh Singh Saini in 1991 and Youth Congress leader M.S Bitta in 1993, in which nine people were killed.

President Pranab Mukherjee rejected Bhullar’s mercy plea. Press Council of India Chairperson Justice Markandey Katju had written to Mr. Mukherjee seeking pardon for Bhullar, stating the death-row convict had “some chronic psychiatric problem.”

The Shiromani Akali Dal and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee had also appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking commutation of the death sentence. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal had said the case deserved review because of Bhullar’s deteriorating mental health and for communal harmony in Punjab and the rest of the country.

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from:  Santokh Singh Saran
Posted on: Aug 16, 2013 at 00:27 IST

Govt .should pardon him as he is not mentally stable.One more important
thing is that for peace in the country and good will gesture it would
heart winning of people of panjab as panjab has already suffered a lot.

from:  Syed M BUrhan
Posted on: Aug 15, 2013 at 15:49 IST

Supreme Court has to come up with a formula to correctly define what rarest of rare case
means, the recent mind boggling staying of death sentence on a man who beheaded his 5
daughters with a comment by the Supreme Court judge that it was not a rarest of rare case
is a good example, on how each judge uses his or her own emotional feelings to sentense or
commute it.

from:  Aditya
Posted on: Aug 15, 2013 at 09:34 IST

If this is the final decission of the apex court and If Mr.Bhullar would be hanged till death then I'm sure this will surely foment communal roits in India. After the aquittal of Sajjan Kumar and Jagdeesh Taytler, sikhs are already irred by that ,and now this decission sikhs would never tolerate. Prime Minister and Honerable President of India should defer this matter.

from:  Manpinder Singh Saini
Posted on: Aug 15, 2013 at 01:17 IST
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