Navneet Kaur, wife of death row prisoner and former Babbar Khalsa International(BKI) terrorist Devender Pal Singh Bhullar, on Tuesday filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court expressing apprehension that the latter may be executed, though the review petition filed by her and her husband is pending before the court.
And the petition, which names the NCT of Delhi and the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) as respondents, contended that the fundamental rights of Bhullar enshrined under Article 14 and 21 of the Constitution had been infringed upon by the gross injustice shown to him.
According to Navneet, a perusal of the file, which was sent to the President in 2005 and in 2011, made no reference to the reasons given by the presiding judge Justice M B Shah in the final judgment on Bhullar, wherein he dissented with the other two judges and favoured Bhullar’s acquittal. Even as the other two judges, Justice Agrawal and Justice Arijit Pasayat had held that Bhullar should be put to death, Justice Shah held that the court should not rely solely on the alleged confession recorded by the investigation officer. The petitioner further pointed out that there were no eyewitnesses who identified her husband. And there were no fingerprints or scientific evidence which conclusively linked Bhullar to the offence.