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President’s no to mercy is relief to bereaved families: Bitta

delhi Updated: May 27, 2011 00:46 IST
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Former Indian Youth Congress chief Maninderjit Singh Bitta has termed the President’s rejection of the mercy petition of Davinderpal Singh Bhullar a relief to the families of those killed in the 1993 blast.

Bitta had been the main target of Bhullar and his other militant associates in the improvised explosive device (IED) blast occurred in front of the IYC headquarters in Delhi in September 1993.

“I am relieved because the rejection of Bhullar’s mercy petition is also a blow to those Khalistanis who had banked their hopes on teh present UPA regime and the UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to save Bhullar,” Bitta told HT on phone from Delhi.

Bitta also stated that not only Bhullar but Afzal Guru and Kasab should also be hanged for their bloody attack on the innocent citizens.

He, however, expressed his concern over his own security, pinting out that his high security blanket had been withdrawn ob September ten, 1993, a day before the blast in front of the IYC headquarters. “I must say that the intelligence agencies would be responsible if I get killed in any attack, because my national security guards (NSG) cover has been withdrawn and I am presently having only the ordinary armed police protection,” he said.