Afzal Guru
Delhi Parliament Attack Plotter Afzal Guru HangedReuters

Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit member Afzal Guru, who was convicted of plotting the 2001 terror attack on the Indian Parliament, was hanged secretly in Delhi's Tihar jail on Saturday morning, according to reports.

Home secretary R K Singh has confirmed the hanging of Afzal Guru.

Earlier in morning, Rashtrapati Bhavan spokesperson Venu Rajamony told the media that President Pranab Mukherjee had rejected the mercy petition of Afzal Guru a couple of days ago. "The mercy petition of Afzal Guru was rejected a few days back," Rajamony said on Saturday, according to The Hindu.

Meanwhile, a curfew has been imposed in the Kashmir Valley and the surrounding places of Tijhar Jail to prevent any kind of unwanted incidents. Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde is expected to announce the news of the execution shortly.

Afzal Guru was convicted of orchestrating an attack on Parliament on December 13, 2001 and sentenced to death by the Supreme Court in 2004.

In 2001, five heavily-armed terrorists opened the fire at the Parliament complex, killing nine persons. All five gunmen were shot dead.

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