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All hopes shattered: Bhullar's wife

New Delhi, Apr 12, 2013 (PTI)

The wife of Khalistani terrorist Devinderpal Singh Bhullar, whose plea to commute death sentence to life term was today dismissed by the Supreme Court, today said all her hopes have been shattered after an 18-year wait and questioned why he had been "singled out".

"The court did not consider our point. We were hopeful that my husband's death sentence would be commuted to life term by the apex court as he has already spent 18 years in jail.

"We had suffered a lot and we have waited for long.... Our whole family has been ruined. We have not got any justice till now," Canada-based woman Navneet Kaur said.
She claimed that the system had not been fair to her husband and questioned why those responsible for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots have not been punished till now.

"I have lost all hopes now. Why all this is happening with Sikhs only. Why no one is punishing those who had killed Sikhs on such a large scale in 1984.

"Why Kishori Lal, Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar are not being punished. Their trial is still going after so many years and now the court has ordered re-investigation in a case against Tytler. There is enough evidence but still they are not being punished and even though there is no evidence against Bhullar, he has been punished," she said.

Kaur said that if the government wants, it can still do something to save Bhullar, who was awarded death penalty for triggering a bomb blast here in September 1993, killing nine people and injuring 25 others, including then Youth Congress president M S Bitta.
Bhullar's wife expressed sympathy with the families of the policemen who were killed in the car bombing and added that "how can a single person do such a large scale bombing".

Kaur suggested that her husband was a victim of "vote bank politics". "My husband has been suffering from mental illness and has been under undergoing treatment since 2005.

He is admitted in a mental health institute since 2010. Now what can we do?," she said.
Bhullar had sought commutation of death sentence to life term on the ground that there has been "inordinate" delay in deciding his mercy plea and he is not mentally sound.


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