New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected the review petition of 1993 Delhi blast accused, Devender Pal Singh Bhullar. Bhullar is on death row for in the case of the 1993 Delhi blasts.
Death row convict Bhullar was sentenced to death by a trial court on August 25, 2001, for plotting terror attacks on Punjab SSP Sumedh Singh Saini in 1991 and the then Youth Congress head MS Bitta in 1993 that left nine people dead.
President Pranab Mukherjee had earlier rejected Bhullar’s mercy plea. Press Council of India chairperson Justice Markandey Katju had written to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking pardon for Devender Pal Singh Bhullar. Katju had said that Bhullar had been having chronic psychiatric problem and sought pardon for him.
The Shiromani Akali Dal and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee had also appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking a commutation of death sentence of Bullar to life imprisonment. Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal had said that the case deserved a review because of Bhullar’s deteriorating mental health and for communal harmony in Punjab and the rest of the country.
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