August 10th, 2011
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Red fort attack: SC confirms death sentence for Aarif

Apex courtNew delhi: SC today upheld the death sentence for Lashkar- e- Taiba (LeT) terrorist Mohd Arif alias Ashfaq in the 2000 Red Fort attack case in which three people including two army jawans were killed. The appeal of Arif, challenging the death sentence awarded by the sessions court and affirmed by the Delhi high court was dismissed by the Apex Court.

Arif had challenged the session court verdict released  October 24, 2005 on  that awarded capital punishment to him for waging war against the state but the high court upheld the verdict and acquitted six others who were convicted in the case. The High  court verdict of September 12, 2007 was challenged by him in the Supreme Court. The supreme court bench of  justices VS Sirpukar and TS Thakur dismissed Arif’s petition and awarded him with a death sentence.






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