New Delhi, Feb 9 : Mohammed Afzal Guru, the main convict in the Parliament atttack case, was counting his last days inside the high-security Tihar Jail in Delhi , when his mercy petition was with the President.
He was lodged in Tihar Jail No.3 , hardly 20 metres away from the hanging scaffold inside the high-security death row campus.
Guarded round-the-clock by nearly 50 armed policemen drawn from Tamil Nadu Special Police (TSP), ITBP (Indo Tibetan Border Police), and CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) , Afzal Guru continued to be nonchalant about his execution.
Afzal Guru has been on death row since 2004. For the past 11 years, he had been kept inside the high-security prison, meant for high-risk prisoners.
The prison was guarded by policemen from Tamil Nadu as they were thought to be unbiased and unattached with the case.
The prison has high walls with barbed-wire fencing to cut the scope of escape from the premises. Towers erected on the four corners of the prison house armed policemen who keep a watch on the prisoners round the clock.
Inside the walled area, stands a building with around 25 wards. Guru was kept inside one of these wards, the report says.
Afzal Guru spent most of his time either alone or with his books. inside his deth row cell.