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Amitabh Bachchan welcomes Afzal hanging, says action against him as per law

Posted on Feb 09, 10:59PM | UNI

New Delhi, Feb 9 : Welcoming the execution of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan

today said the decision to hang him was as per law.

''Whatever has been done, it has been done according to

the law. The country investigated the matter completely, and only then they have acted as per law,'' Amitabh said.

Afzal was sent to the gallows in a secret operation in Tihar Jail here this morning.

Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and Home Secretary R K Singh confirmed that Guru, who was convicted of plotting the 2001 terror attack on Parliament, was hanged at 0800 hrs in Tihar Jail.

Guru was convicted of conspiracy in the December 2001 attack on Parliament and was sentenced to death by the Supreme Court in 2005.

On December 13, 2001, five heavily-armed gunmen stormed the Parliament complex and opened indiscriminate fire, killing nine people.

A year later, four accused, including Guru, were arrested for the attack and found guilty after a trial.