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Timeline of events after Dec 13 parliament attack

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Sat, Feb 09, 2013 05:38 hrs
Afzal Guru hanged

Afzal Guru, convicted for masterminding the attack on India's parliament in 2001, was hanged in Tihar Jail in New Delhi Saturday morning after his mercy plea was rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee Feb 3. Here is a timeline of events after the attack:

nohup.out replace_dependentitem_tags.sh Dec 13, 2001: Five terrorists enter the parliament complex and open indiscriminate fire, killing nine people and injuring over 15.

nohup.out replace_dependentitem_tags.sh Dec 15, 2001: Delhi Police pick up Afzal Guru, a member of terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), from Jammu and Kashmir. S.A.R. Geelani of Delhi University's Zakir Hussain College picked up for questioning and later arrested. Two others - Afsan Guru and her husband Shaukat Hussain Guru - were picked up later.

nohup.out replace_dependentitem_tags.sh Dec 25, 2001: Under immense international pressure, the Pakistan government arrests JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar.

nohup.out replace_dependentitem_tags.sh Dec 29, 2001: Afzal Guru sent to 10 days' police remand.

nohup.out replace_dependentitem_tags.sh June 4, 2002: Charges are framed against four people - Afzal Guru, Geelani, Shaukat Hussain Guru, Afsan Guru and Geelani.

nohup.out replace_dependentitem_tags.sh Dec 18, 2002: Death sentence awarded to S.A.R. Geelani, Shaukat Hussain Guru, and Afzal Guru, while Afsan Guru was let off.

nohup.out replace_dependentitem_tags.sh Oct 29, 2003: Geelani acquitted in the case.

nohup.out replace_dependentitem_tags.sh Aug 4, 2005: The Supreme Court, while confirming the death sentence of Afzal Guru, commutes Shaukat Hussain Guru's death sentence to 10 years rigorous imprisonment.

nohup.out replace_dependentitem_tags.sh Sep 26, 2006: Delhi court orders Afzal to be hanged.

nohup.out replace_dependentitem_tags.sh Oct 3, 2006: Afzal Guru's wife Tabasum Guru files a mercy petition with then president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

nohup.out replace_dependentitem_tags.sh Jan 12, 2007: The Supreme Court dismisses Afzal Guru's plea seeking review of his death sentence, saying "there is no merit" in it.

nohup.out replace_dependentitem_tags.sh Dec 30, 2010: Shaukat Hussain Guru released from Delhi's Tihar Jail.

nohup.out replace_dependentitem_tags.sh Dec 10, 2012: Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said he would examine Afzal Guru's file after parliament's winter session concludes Dec 22.

nohup.out replace_dependentitem_tags.sh Feb 3, 2013: President Pranab Mukherjeee rejected Afzal Guru's mercy plea.

nohup.out replace_dependentitem_tags.sh Feb 9, 2013: Afzal Guru hanged in New Delhi's Tihar jail at 8 a.m.




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