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Afzal's family communicated, J&K govt taken into confidence about hanging

Publish Date: 09 Feb 2013, 11:26 AM
Last Updated: 09 Feb 2013, 11:26 AM
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Afzal’s family informed via speed post
Afzal’s family informed via speed post

New Delhi: The family of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was informed about his hanging by the Tihar authorities through Speed Post and the J&K government was taken into confidence before his execution, the Centre said on Saturday.

"They (Tihar jail authorities) intimated the family through Speed Post, registered post and the DG (Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police) has been told to check with the family whether they got it or not," Union Home Secretary R K Singh told reporters in New Delhi.

Singh said the J&K government has been taken into confidence before Guru's hanging on Saturday morning. In the wake of Afzal Guru's hanging, the Jammu and Kashmir government is taking all necessary preventive measures to maintain peace there but the government is not apprehending any trouble in rest parts of the country.

"We are not having any apprehension anywhere in the country. In Jammu and Kashmir, the state government is taking steps. We are in touch with them," the Home Secretary said. Without giving details, Singh said security has been intensified in some areas.

(Agencies)

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