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Parliament attack convicts fight in court

By Onkar Singh in New Delhi
December 17, 2002 18:13 IST
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Shaukat Guru and his wife Navjot Sandhu alias Afsan Guru, two of the four convicted in the Parliament attack case, had a tiff before Special Judge S N Dhingra could begin hearing arguments on the quantum of sentence to be awarded to them.

Afsan walked in with her daughter, an infant, in her arms and Shaukat tried to touch her.

"Don't touch me or my daughter. I want nothing to do with a person who has anything to do with Pakistan," she screamed.

"You are my wife and you are going to remain one," said Shaukat in a calm voice.

This was enough to provoke Afsan. "I am not your wife. You cheated me; you deceived me. You did not tell me that you were involved with Pakistanis. You did not tell me what were you up to," she said loudly.

She accused the Delhi police of picking her up on trumped up charges.

She asked Shaukat to say everything that he knew about one Anupama Khullar. "She knows all about the conspiracy and the men involved in the attack on Parliament. What did you do at my bhabi's [sister-in-law] place? Why are you silent," she said.

"You are not in good frame of mind. You don't know what are you saying," he shot back.

The judge directed the police to take Afsan out of the courtroom so that the hearings could begin.

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Onkar Singh in New Delhi