Former Akal Takht jathedar meets Bhullar

  • HT Correspondent, None, Amritsar
  • Updated: Jun 17, 2015 09:06 IST

The 1993 Delhi bomb blast convict Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar had a steady flow of visitors on Tuesday as it was the “officially” notified day for visitors as per the jail manual rules.

Though there was no bar on the number of visitors that the convict could meet, police guarding him refuse permission to a few. A couple of youngsters, including two nursing trainees, requested for a meeting with the former Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) activist but the cops did not allow them into the psychiatry ward of Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, where the convict is undergoing treatment for a mental ailment .

The two nursing trainees (both girls), who probably had not even been born when the bomb blast outside the All India Youth Congress headquarters in Delhi took place, made a request for a meeting with Bhullar but were refused outright.

The trainees then met Navneet Kaur, the wife of the convict, and told her that they had read about Bhullar and were moved by his story and sacrifice for the ‘quam’. The sacrifice they were referring to was the bomb blast that killed nine innocent people for which Bhullar was handed out the death sentence, which was later commuted to life imprisonment.

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