The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Monday hailed the Supreme Court verdict commuting the death sentence of Devinderpal Singh Bhullar to life imprisonment, and said he should be released immediately.
SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar said the Supreme Court verdict had reinforced the confidence of the Sikh community in the judicial system.
"Now he (Bhullar) should be set free as he had already served 19 years in solitary cells behind the bars," Makkar said, adding that the Centre should immediately order his release on humanitarian and health grounds.
The Supreme Court on Monday commuted the death sentence of 1993 Delhi bomb blast case convict Bhullar to life term on the ground of delay in deciding his mercy plea and his medical condition.
Meanwhile, radical Sikh outfit Dal Khalsa spokesperson Kanwarpal Singh welcomed the Supreme Court verdict.