Ex-SC judge raises doubts over handling of Afzal Guru execution

  • PTI, Kolkata
  • Updated: Mar 06, 2016 11:17 IST
Afzal Guru being escorted to court. (AFP File Photo)

Former Supreme Court judge Ashok Ganguly on Saturday questioned government’s handling of execution of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, saying human rights prevail as along as the noose is not tightened around the neck.

“I am saying as a (former) judge the way the execution took place - his clemency petition was rejected on February 3 and the execution took place on February 9.

“This is wrong. He had the right to challenge it. Family members have the right to be informed about it.” he said.

The former apex court judge was speaking at the Telegraph National Debate in Kolkata. Guru’s hanging had created ripples in the country and a few quarters had questioned the handling of the entire episode.

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