Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2012        Go!    
 
 
November 26, Wednesday 2014 8:08 AM       
       HEADLINES: Mullaperiyar : SC to consider state’s review plea on Dec 2                                              Bird flu: Medicines to control bird flu reaches state                                              No stay in bar case, accepts appeal                                              Bar scam: VS takes dig at Mani’s wife                                              Ready to give statement to vigilance, says Mani                                              Reforms bills in trouble as Oppn planning to stall these                                              Jashodaben files RTI about security, other facilities she is entitled to                                              Kathak legend Sitara Devi passes away                                              Uproar in Lok Sabha over black money issue                                              Modi appeals to voters to ‘free Jharkhand from instability’                                              Grand jury won't indict cop in US shooting                                              Indian Railways team in China for Delhi-Chennai bullet train                                              To boost ties, Modi presents advanced chopper to Nepal                                              Hughes taken to a hospital after batting accident                                              Kohli scores 60;two-day match ends in draw                                              Hughes in critical condition after being hit by bouncer at SCG                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       INDIA Next Article: Yasin Malik sharing dais with Hafiz Saeed in Pak creates flutter  
       Govt hopes to bury row over Afzal Guru’s execution date with prayers
 
         Posted on :01:49:46 Feb 12, 2013
   
A A
       Last edited on:01:49:46 Feb 12, 2013
         Tags: Afzal Guru, bury row, prayers
 

NEW DELHI: Criticised for not informing Afzal Guru’s execution date to his family in time, the government may allow them to offer prayers at the burial site. “We can consider family’s wish to perform fatiha,” said Union home minister Sushilkumar Shinde parrying questions on the execution of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru that was kept under wraps till the time of hanging.

Sticking to his guns, Shinde said Guru’s execution was not a political decision and every step of the laid procedure and law, including sending a letter by speed post to his family about the decision of execution, was followed.

When being queried that Guru’s family got the letter on Monday, two days after his execution, Shinde said the letter was sent by the jail authorities as per the established procedure on February 7 midnight.

He evaded questions on his ministry’s duty to inform the family in time saying it was done as per the jail manual and the ministry does not keep a track of it.

Explaining secrecy in Guru’s case, Shinde said the case was extremely sensitive case and the government had to be very careful and even as it is it the government maintains secrecy in such matters. “If everything is open and transparent, country will not run,” Shinde said.

Explaining his role in Guru’s case, Shinde said, “my job was to see the evidence produced in the court of law, and the judgments pronounced by the high court and the Supreme court.”

When asked why Guru was hanged before the killers of Rajiv Gandhi and Punjab chief minister, who were convicted much earlier, Shinde said, both the cases are still pending in the Supreme Court and in the consideration of judiciary.

A A
       INDIA
Next Article: Yasin Malik sharing dais with Hafiz Saeed in Pak creates flutter
 
 
INDIA HEADLINES
Allow entry of girls inside library: Allahabad HC to AMU  
Voters say they want strong, decisive govt in JK  
Seven found culpable in Sindhuratna accident: Parrikar  
Email ID hacked: Rs 1.13 cr withdrawn from NRI's account  
Record turnout in J&K assembly poll, high polling in Jharkhand  
Anup Jalota's wife expires in US  
Ban on sale of loose cigarettes recommended  
Iraqi man dies in Gurgaon  
Nigerian man arrested for duping a lady from Shillong  
Virat not to star opposite Anushka in YRF's next: Yashraj  
Police refuse permission for 'Kiss of Love' programme  
Six arrested in Bangalore stalking case  
Modi arrives in Nepal, focus on whether he will meet Nawaz Sharif  
Modi appeals to voters to ‘free Jharkhand from instability’  
ATM machine stolen in Delhi  
Uproar in Lok Sabha over black money issue  
Coal scam: Why was Manmohan Singh not examined, special court asks CBI  
Kathak legend Sitara Devi passes away  
Polling begins for first phase of Jammu & Jharkhand polls  
Pack up and vacate Delhi bungalow, govt tells Lalu Prasad  
Jashodaben files RTI about security, other facilities she is entitled to  
I-T seizes over Rs 135 cr cash, jewellery from Sahara group  
Address conflict of interest between BCCI, IPL: SC to Srini  
Mamata ridicules Modi's selfie, says 'spare Bengal' from riots  
Reforms bills in trouble as Oppn planning to stall these  
 
Do you agree with the move to wind up probe into bar scam?
Yes
 
No
 
Don't Know
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy