Delhi bomb blast: Investigate funding for Bhullar’s release, Bitta says


Maninderjeet Singh Bitta, former president of the Indian Youth Congress, survived the 1993 Delhi bombing that killed nine people.

All India Anti-Terrorist Front chief Maninderjeet Singh Bitta on Friday called for an investigation into ongoing funding to free Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, who is serving a life sentence in the 1993 Delhi bombings case. .

Addressing a press conference here, Bitta said: “It is a matter of serious concern that a few political parties are fighting to release the Khalistan terrorist from prison and big lawyers are being hired for the same by filing petitions to the Supreme Court.”

The former president of the Indian Youth Congress, who survived a bomb blast in 1993 that killed nine people, said: “It is very astonishing that the parties desperately trying to free Bhullar do not speak a single word for the people who have been killed in acts of terrorism in Punjab. Why such a dubious position on terrorism?

Bitta also claimed that a few politicians were giving false information that a petition he had recently filed in the Supreme Court against Bhullar’s release had been quashed. “The reality is that the Supreme Court did not allow the petition, citing it as premature as the issue regarding Bhullar’s release from prison is still pending. The court directed me to file the petition once the matter is resolved. “, did he declare.

Bhullar was convicted and sentenced to death in 2011. In March 2014, the Supreme Court commuted his death sentence to life imprisonment due to his poor health and delayed trial. As the Punjab assembly elections approached, there was a growing demand for Bhullar’s release.

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