Guru's body to be buried in Tihar, family denied last rites

Afzal Guru
New Delhi, Feb 9: Afzal Guru, the main accused in the Parliament attack case of December 13, 2001 was hanged in Delhi's Tihar jail on Saturday, Feb 9. He was a Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist.

However, Guru's body will not to be handed to his relatives and he will be buried in Tihar Jail itself, in accordance with the rituals, said Union home secretary RK Singh in the national capital.

Speaking to media, the Home Secretary said: "The decision on Afzal Guru's body will be taken as per the jail manual. Afzal Guru will be buried with full religious rites inside the jail. We are not apprehending any law and order problem in Kashmir. The Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister was kept in the loop".

Earlier, Singh confirmed the hanging of Afzal Guru. Singh said that Guru was hanged at 8 am on Saturday morning in Delhi's Tihar Jail.

"He was hanged at 8 o' clock this morning. The President rejected his petition on February 3," said the Union Home Secretary, adding: "The law and justice is taking its course."

"We did an investigation. As soon as the President rejected, further steps according to the jail manual were taken up. I repeat myself; it was law taking its course. It's a rule of the law. We don't announce our steps word by word. The J&K Police have taken some security measures," Singh said.

"Our motive is not to give a lesson to anyone. The situation around the country is absolutely fine. In J&K, we will take action," Singh said.

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