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Akal Takht gets legal view on Rajoana's hanging

punjab Updated: Mar 22, 2012 10:55 IST

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Noted Supreme Court lawyer HS Phoolka has apprised Akal Takht Jathedar Gurbachan Singh about the legal position on the hanging of Balwant Singh Rajoana, sentenced to death in the Beant Singh assassination case.

The Session court of Chandigarh has issued death warrants for hanging Balwant Singh at the central jail in Patiala on March 31.

"I have already apprised Jathedar Gurbachan Singh of the legal position on the hanging of Rajoana," Phoolka told UNI over phone.

Rajoana is lodged at Patiala jail since November 2010.

"Anyone can file the mercy petition with the President of India, if convict himself has refused to adopt the legal path to save himself from the gallows," the lawyer said.

The Akal Takht has sought suggestions till March 23 in a bid to save Rajoana.

Beant Singh was killed on August 31, 1995, in which Rajoana was the back-up bomber, at Punjab Civil Secretariat in Chandigarh.