SC affirms death penalty to terrorist Arif in 2000 Red Fort attack case
The Supreme Court on Thursday asserted capital punishment of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant Mohammad Ashfaq Arif.
He is sentenced for attacking an army barracks at Delhi's Red Fort in December 2000.
Three individuals were killed in Red Fort in an attack that occurred in December 2000.
The Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba claimed liability for the attack.
Arif was captured alongside his better half, Rehmana Yousuf Farooqui, four days after the incident.
The trial court had sentenced him and six others in October 2005 under the charges of murder, criminal trick, and taking up arms against India.
He was condemned to death, while the others got prison terms of differing lengths.
Further, the Delhi high court affirmed the death penalty for him in 2007. furthermore, later maintained by the top court in 2011.
His review and curative petitions were also dismissed in January 2014.
however, the Supreme Court in 2016 chose to allow Arif one more opportunity to battle for his life in the wake of September 2014.
which permitted review petitions of sentenced prisoners to be heard in open court rather than inside judges' chambers.
A bench, headed by CJI Uday Umesh Lalit, dismissed the review petition filed by Arif.