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SC upholds death for LeT terrorist

Terming it an attack on “Mother India,” the Supreme Court on Wednesday sentenced to death Pakistan national and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Mohammad Ashfaq for the December 2000 Red Fort shootout.

delhi Updated: Aug 11, 2011 01:26 IST
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Terming it an attack on “Mother India,” the Supreme Court on Wednesday sentenced to death Pakistan national and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Mohammad Ashfaq for the December 2000 Red Fort shootout.

A bench of Justice VS Sirpurkar and Justice TS Thakur upheld the concurring judgments of the trial and the Delhi High Court against Ashfaq and said, “…it was a direct attack on the unity, integrity and sovereignty of …”. SC brought the case under the ambit of rarest of rare and held that the attack “…was an audacious act aimed to overawe the government.”

Six persons, including Ashfaq, had sneaked into Red Fort on the night of December 22, 2000 and opened indiscriminate fire, killing three persons,including two Army jawans.