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Supreme Court docket affirms dying penalty of LeT terrorist Mohammad Arif in 2000 Pink Fort assault case

The Supreme Court docket Thursday dismissed a assessment petition by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Mohammad Arif alias Ashfaq in opposition to the dying penalty awarded to him in reference to the 2000 Pink Fort assault case.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Uday Umesh Lalit and Justice Bela M Trivedi stated, “We have now accepted the prayers that digital information have to be positioned in consideration. His guilt is proved. We affirm the view taken by this courtroom and reject the assessment petition”.

Three individuals, together with two Military personnel, had been killed within the December 22, 2000 Pink Fort assault. On August 10, 2011, the Supreme Court docket upheld Arif’s dying sentence and dismissed his enchantment difficult the capital punishment awarded to him by a classes courtroom in 2005, which had been affirmed by the Delhi Excessive Court docket. In 2014, the apex courtroom had stayed his execution.

Arif, from Pakistan’s Abbottabad, was held to be one of many six terrorists who had sneaked into the seventeenth century monument and opened indiscriminate hearth on the guards of the seventh battalion of Rajputana Rifles.

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