Afzal Guru moves SC for transfer to J-K jail

New Delhi: Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist Mohd Afzal Guru, awaiting death penalty in Tihar Jail following his conviction for plotting terror attack on Parliament in 2001, has moved the Supreme Court for shifting him to a jail in Jammu and Kashmir.

In his petition, filed through advocate Kamakhya Singh Mahilwal, Guru has pleaded to apex court for a direction to the Delhi government to shift him to a jail in his native state on the ground of convenience to his family members.

In his petition, Guru sought his shifting out from Tihar Jail saying his stay in a jail in his native state would be more convenient for his family members, who cannot come all the way to Delhi every now and then to meet him.

The court was slated to hear Afzal Guru plea on Friday, but Mahilwal told PTI that she has requested the court to adjourn the hearing to next week.

Accordingly, the matter is likely to be adjourned tomorrow, she added.

Guru was convicted on terror charges by an anti-terror court in December 2002.