NEW DELHI: Caught in a bid, the Congress on Thursday distanced itself from its senior leader PChi dambaram’s remark that the case of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, who was hanged in 2013 during the UPA tenure “was perhaps not correctly decided”.
Congress spokesperson Ashwani Kumar said: “The decision of the Supreme Court in the Afzal Guru case is final and declaratory of law and justice in the case. It is futile to reopen this debate since the matter has attained judicial finality. Every citizen and instrumentality of the government is bound by law to accept the judgment of the final court.’’
Kumar added that the Congress party “accepts the SC judgment in the case as final and correct”. Kumar, however, also noted that the Supreme Court has itself said that “we are not infallible but we are final.”
Chidambaram was quoted as having said that he felt it was possible to hold an “honest opinion” that the Afzal case was “perhaps not correctly decided” and that there were “grave doubts about the extent of his involvement” in the Parliament attack.