MANU/SC/0465/2005

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

Criminal Appeal Nos. 373-375 and 379-380 of 2004

Decided On: 04.08.2005

Appellants: State (N.C.T. of Delhi)
Vs.
Respondent: Navjot Sandhu @ Afsan Guru
[Alongwith Criminal Appeal Nos. 376-378 of 2004]

AND

Appellants: Shaukat Hussain Guru
Vs.
Respondent: State (N.C.T. of Delhi)
[Alongwith Criminal Appeal No. 381 of 2004]

Hon'ble Judges:
P. Venkatarama Reddi and P.P. Naolekar, JJ.

Counsels:
For Appearing parties: Gopal Subramanium, Shanti Bhushan Shushil Kumar and Ram Jethmalani, Sr. Advs., Mukul Gupta, Mukta Gupta, Siddharth Agarwal, Raj Shekar Rao, Satyakam, Dayan Krishnan, Ankur Jain, Ashish Jain, Nitya Ramakrishnan, Salar N. Khan, Sanjay K. Pathak, Mini Kaushik, Anitha Shenoy, Kamini Jaiswal, Arvind Nigam, Lataa Krishnamurti, Nandita Haksar, P.R. Mala, R. Anand Padmanabhan, A. Dasharatha, S. Balaji Srinivasan, Pramod Dayal, Naveen R. Nath, Lalit Mohini Bhat, Hetu Arora, Shomila Bakshi, Inklee Barooah, Saqib, Adolf Mathew, Amritha Sarayoo and Vijay Arora, Advs.

Subject: Criminal

JUDGMENT

P. Venkatarama Reddi, J.

1. The genesis of this case lies in a macabre incident that took place close to the noon time on 13th December, 2001 in which five heavily armed persons practically stormed the Parliament House complex and inflicted heavy casualties on the security men on duty. This unprecedented event bewildered the entire nation and sent shock waves across the globe. In the gun battle that lasted for 30 minutes or so, these five terrori

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