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Tihar witnessed hanging after 24 years

New Delhi, Feb 9, 2013, (IANS) :

The Tihar Jail, the largest prison of India, witnessed a hanging Saturday after 24 years, when the 2001 parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was executed early morning, an official said.

Kehar Singh and Satwant Singh, assassins of then prime minister Indira Gandhi were hanged inside the jail in 1989.

Afzal Guru is the seventh man hanged inside the prison since 1981, a Tihar Jail official told IANS. Guru was hanged at 8 a.m. Saturday.

In 1982, Ranga and Billa were executed for kidnapping and murdering two minors, Geeta Chopra and her younger brother Sanjay.

Maqbool Bhat of the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front was executed in 1984 while Jugar Singh was hanged inside the jail in 1985 in the murder case of Vidya Jain.
In 1989, both the assassins of Indira Gandhi were executed by the famous hangman, 'Kalu', a resident of Meerut in Uttar Pradesh. He was paid Rs.150 for carrying out the execution process.


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