New Delhi: The Supreme Court has allowed Devender Pal Bhullar, who has been given a death sentence, to amend his clemency petition. Bhullar was convicted in a Delhi car bomb blast case and sentenced to death. Bhullar's counsel has been allowed to plead that the death penalty should only be handed out by a constitution bench of the apex court and there should be no death penalty if there is a split verdict between the judges.
Bhullar was sentenced to death by a designated TADA court on August 25, 2001 for his role in the September 10, 1993 bomb blast in Delhi targeting the cavalcade of then AIYC president Maninderjit Singh Bitta, who escaped with serious injuries, though nine security personnel were killed.
The Supreme Court had earlier dismissed his appeal, review and also the curative petition on March 12, 2003.
President Pratibha Patil had on May 25 rejected his mercy plea, two days after the Supreme Court sought response from the Centre and the Delhi government on the 5,700 days of delay in deciding on the plea....more
12:32 PM, Sep 05, 2011
New Delhi: The German Ambassador to India Thomas Matussek has said that Germany will appeal to India not to execute Khalistani terrorist Devender Pal Bhullar. He said the German court which extradited him to India, did so erroneously, and without the full facts of the case before it. "Our government will appeal to the Indian government not to execute him. The high representative of the EU Catherine Ashton has also...
06:16 PM, Jun 17, 2011