New Delhi: The Congress on Friday said it respected the Supreme Court order dismissing the plea of 1993 Delhi bomb blast convict Devender Pal Singh Bhullar, challenging the rejection of his mercy plea by the President.

"We respect the Supreme Court judgment. We respect any judgement of any court. We never intervene in any legal system," Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi said. Bhullar was given capital punishment for the 1993 blast at the Youth Congress office in Delhi which left nine dead. The attack was targeted against then Youth Congress leader MS Bitta.Bhullar had filed a mercy petition on Jan 14, 2003, which was rejected by the President on May 25, 2011.

BJP welcomes SC’s verdict on Bhullar

The BJP said on Friday said that the Supreme Court verdict rejecting Khalistani terrorist Devenderpal Singh Bhullar mercy petition against his hanging must be rejected. Bharatiya Janata Party leader Balbir Punj said: "Whatsoever punishment awarded by the apex court should be implemented. There cannot be any exceptions"."And those who dared to challenge the authority of the state and those who wage war against the state and conspire to destabilise the country should be ready to face consequences," said Punj.


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