Afzal Guru buried inside Tihar jail complex
Posted on: 09 Feb 2013
New Delhi: Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, who was hanged this morning at Tihar Jail, was buried inside the prison omplex soon after his execution. 'He (Guru) was buried near jail number three,' a top Tihar Jail official told PTI. Guru spent over 10 years years on death row in the Tihar prison and was hanged at the jail at 8 AM in an operation shrouded in secrecy.
The mercy plea of 43-year-old Guru, who was sentenced to death in 2002 by a special court and later upheld by the
Supreme Court in 2005, was rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee a few days back, Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson
Venu Rajamony said.
The body of Guru was buried in Tihar Jail itself as it was done in the case of Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab, who was buried in Pune's Yerwada jail soon after his execution. Union Home Secretary R K Singh said President Pranab Mukherjee had rejected the mercy petition of Afzal Guru on February 3. On December 13, 2001, five heavily-armed gunmen stormed the Parliament complex and opened indiscriminate fire, killing nine persons. PTI