Afzal Guru's family communicated through Speed Post: Home Secy

Afzal Guru

The family of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru has been informed about his hanging by the Tihar authorities through Speed Post and the J-K government was taken into confidence before his execution, the Centre said today.

"They (Tihar jail authorities) intimated the family through Speed Post, registered post and the DG (Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police) has been told to check with the family whether they got it or not," Union Home Secretary R K Singh told reporters here.

Singh said the J&K government has been taken into confidence before Guru's hanging early today.

In the wake of Afzal Guru's hanging, the Jammu and Kashmir government is taking all necessary preventive measures to maintain peace there but the government is not apprehending any trouble in rest of the country.

"We are not having any apprehension anywhere in the country. In Jammu and Kashmir, the state government is taking steps. We are in touch with them," the Home Secretary said.

Without giving details, Singh said security has been intensified in some areas.

Official sources said Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary Madhav Lal and Director General of Police Ashok Prasad were called to the Home Ministry and the decision to hang Afzal Guru was conveyed to them.

The two top officials were told to take all possible steps to prevent any possible untoward incident in Jammu and Kashmir after Guru's hanging, sources said.

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