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Afzal Guru was calm during his final moments: Tihar official

Press Trust of India
Feb 09, 2013 at 12:20pm IST

New Delhi: Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, who was hanged this morning, walked to the gallows in a peaceful and composed frame of mind. "He was very peaceful and calm during the final moments. He looked very composed," a top Tihar Jail official told PTI.

The official said Guru's family was informed about the execution.

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Home Secretary RK Singh confirmed this and said that Afzal's family had been informed through speed post and the J&K government was taken into confidence before his execution. "They (Tihar jail authorities) intimated the family through Speed Post, registered post and the DG (Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police) has been told to check with the family whether they got it or not," Singh told reporters.

Afzal Guru was calm during his final moments: Tihar official

'He was very peaceful and calm during the final moments. He looked very composed,' a top Tihar Jail official told PTI.

Singh said the J&K government has been taken into confidence before Guru's hanging early on Saturday. In the wake of Afzal Guru's hanging, the Jammu and Kashmir government is taking all necessary preventive measures to maintain peace there but the government is not apprehending any trouble in rest of the country.

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"We are not having any apprehension anywhere in the country. In Jammu and Kashmir, the state government is taking steps. We are in touch with them," the Home Secretary said. Without giving details, Singh said security has been intensified in some areas.

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