No petition from Afzal Guru in apex court

New Delhi, May 26 (Calcutta Tube) The Supreme Court has not received any petition from Afzal Guru, who has been sentenced to death over the terrorist attack on the Indian parliament, court sources said Wednesday.

The sources said the Supreme Court registry had only got a letter from him in February 2010 pleading for an expeditious execution of his death sentence.

The court registry communicated to Afzal Guru that there was a set procedure to approach the top court from jail. He was told he should file a proper petition and route it through the jail superintendent.

Since then Afzal Guru has not sent any communication to the Supreme Court, they said.

The 40-year-old was convicted for being a key plotter of the 2001 attack that killed 13 people in the high-security parliament.

Guru, a medicine and surgical instrument dealer in Jammu and Kashmir, was sent to the death row in 2002. The Supreme Court upheld the sentence a year later.

The sentence was scheduled to be carried out Oct 20, 2006 but his execution was stayed after his wife sought clemency from the president.

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