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SC says no relief from death penalty for LeT terrorist in Red Fort attack case

SC says no relief from death penalty for LeT terrorist in Red Fort attack case

New Delhi: Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Mohammad Arif alias Ashfaq, who has been convicted for the 2000 Red Fort attack, heard the Supreme Court affirms his death penalty for his guilt which was proven without a doubt in connection with the crime.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Uday Umesh Lalit and Justice Bela M Trivedi have affirmed the death penalty that had, earlier, been pronounced by the apex court. The bench told that "affirm the view taken by this court...reject the review petition".

"Having regard to the entirety of the matter, his guilt is proved...," the court added. Detailed orders in the matter will be uploaded later in the day.

In the Red Fort attack three people, including two Army jawans, were killed.

In August 2011, the Supreme Court confirmed the death sentence of arrested LeT terrorist Mohammad Arif for carrying out the December 2000 Red Fort attack. The apex court also dismissed his review petition later in August 2011. However, in 2016, the apex court decided to re-hear his review petition.

In November 2005, the trial court had awarded Arif a death sentence. The trial court had also fined Arif Rs 4.35 lakh for the attack that left two Rajputana Rifles jawans and a civilian dead. The Delhi High Court, in 2007, upheld the death sentence of Arif.

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