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Afzal Guru's family says were not informed
 


February 09, 2013 - Updated 1157 PKT
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SRINAGAR: Clashes have broken out in the Badgav, hometown of 2001 Parliament attack plotter Afzal Guru, in Sopore.

 

According to sources, police and paramilitary have been called into action and ambulances have been rushed to the spot.

 

Guru's family claimed that they were not informed about the execution or rejection of the mercy plea by the President.

 

Speaking to Hindustan Times, Guru's cousin, Yaseen Guru said that they got to know about the execution through television channels and social networking sites.

 

"We had no idea, we were woken up by people, got to know when things were being debated and posted on facebook," said Yaseen Guru.

 

"We have gotten no letter, no family member has been informed as opposed to what the government is claiming," he added.

 

"His wife had appealed for mercy, she should have been informed that the plea has been rejected. We got to know about that from the national television in the morning," he added.

 

The government however had maintained that the family of Guru was informed about his hanging by the Tihar authorities and the Jammu and Kashmir government was taken into confidence before his execution.

 

"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 RK Singh told reporters in New Delhi.

 

Guru is survived by his two brother and wife Tabasum and son Galib.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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