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SC affirms death to Pakistani attacker of Red Fort


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New Delhi: The Supreme Court in its judgement on Thursday affirmed death penalty for Lashkar e Taiba terrorist from Pakistan, Mohammad Arif, in the 2000 Red Fort attack case in which three people, including two soldiers, were killed.

A bench headed by Chief Justice UU Lalit rejected Arif’s review plea and upheld the death penalty granted to him.

The bench said: “His guilt is proven. We affirm the view taken by this court and reject the review petition.”

The top court delivered the judgment in the revision petition of its 2014 order.

In 2014, the apex court had upheld the death sentence awarded to Arif after his conviction for attacking the Red Fort in December, 2000.

Arif, a Pakistan national, was arrested along with his wife, Rehmana Yousuf Farooqui, four days after the attack.

He was found guilty of murder, criminal conspiracy and waging war against India.

Arif was one of the intruders who had started indiscriminate firing at Red Fort on December 22, 2000 and gunned down three Army jawans belonging to 7th Rajputana Rifles.

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