|
|
|
|
|
23rd Jamadi-us-Saani 1435 | Thursday, Apr 24, 2014
India

Manmohan upset over delay in informing Afzal Guru's family about execution, pulls up Shinde

Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Comments(0)
February 13:

Amid widespread criticism, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has expressed his displeasure to Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde over the delay in informing Afzal Guru's family about his hanging.

Singh told Shinde that Guru's family should have been informed in advance about the execution carried out last Saturday morning at Tihar Jail for his role in 2001 Parliament attack case, sources said.

The Prime Minister conveyed his displeasure to the Home Minister on the sidelines of the Governors' Conference at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday, they said. The Prime Minister told Shinde that it was alright to be tough on terror but the delay in informing Guru's family was not how "state craft" is conducted.

The PM told Shinde it was alright to be tough on terror, but the delay was not how state craft is conducted.

The government had sent a letter through speed post, despatched Friday last, to Guru's family in Sopore in Kashmir and it reached them only on Monday, about 51 hours after the execution. Singh took exception to the decision to inform the family by post, the sources said.

Guru's family has been angry over not being informed in advance about the hanging as they came to know only through the media after the execution was carried out.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has also strongly criticised the decision to inform the family through post in this age.

------PTI

Latest News

Three foreign doctors killed in Kabul hosp...

A guard in a hospital in the western part of Afghanistan's capital Kabul opened fire killing three foreign doctors and injuring another Thur ...

Indian woman jailed in Oman deported

An Indian woman, who was jailed last year for killing her alcoholic husband, is being sent back to India after being released on compassiona ...

Saudi Arabia reports 2 more deaths from MERS virus

Saudi Arabia's health ministry says two more patients who became infected with a Middle East virus r ...

Related News

NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul has hoped that the new Prime Minister will "not worry" about a "fe ...

Soul-stirring dance show ignites action against sexual violence

Artistes from New York's critically-acclaimed Battery Dance Company and Kolkata Sanved present a sou ...

India becomes largest market for WhatsApp with 48mln monthly active users

India is the largest market for the WhatsApp with 48 million monthly active users, the mobile messag ...

Post new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Copy the characters (respecting upper/lower case) from the image.

Rs. 29750 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you think Kumar Vishwas can beat Rahul Gandhi in Amethi?
YesNoCan't say

Comments >>

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, AP, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com