SC stays execution of Devender Pal Singh Bhullar

Written by | January 31, 2014 | 0

New Delhi Jan 31 : The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the execution of 1993 Delhi blast terror convict Devender Pal Singh Bhullar.

The apex court issued notices to the Centre and Delhi government and sought their views on the matter. The court also asked for a report on Bhullar’s mental condition.

Bhullar had filed a curative petition seeking commutation of his death sentence to life imprisonment. The petition was pending since September 2013.

The court will take up the case for further hearing on February 19.

Senior counsel Tulsi had told the court the April 12, 2013 judgement of declining to commute Bhullar’s death sentence to life imprisonment on the ground that he was convicted under the terror law has become per incuriem in the light of three judges’ verdict.

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