Supreme Court stays execution of Jaish terrorist convicted in Parliament attack case
The Supreme Court
on February 20 stayed the execution of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM)
terrorist Mohammad Afzal, who was awarded the death sentence
by the trial court in the December 13-Parliament attack case.
The sentence was later confirmed by the Delhi High Court.
The Supreme Court suspended the operation of the sentence
while issuing notice to the Delhi Government on Afzal's appeal
challenging the judgment of the Delhi High Court. It also
directed the tagging of his petition with that of another
accused, Shaukat Hussain Guru, whose death sentence was also
stayed by the Supreme Court in January 2004.