The Supreme Court has adjourned hearing on a curative petition filed by Shaukat Hussain Guru who has been sentenced to 10-year rigorous imprisonment in the Parliament attack case.
A Bench headed by Chief Justice YK Sabharwal could not conclude the chamber discussion on the case in the two sittings and adjourned it to a later date.
Shaukat has challenged this conviction and sentence for concealing the information of conspiracy from the police on the ground that he was never tried for an offence under Section 123 of the IPC and no charge was framed against him under the this section by the trial court.
The trial court sentenced him to death, which was confirmed by the Delhi High Court.
However, the Supreme Court acquitted him of the charge of murder but held him guilty of deliberately concealing the information regarding the conspiracy thereby facilitating the December 13, 2001 attack on Parliament which resulted in the death of about 9 security personnel.
A curative petition could be filed after dismissal of a review petition. However, its scope is very limited.