At the AICC briefing, party spokesperson Sandip Dikshit also said that "the jail manual should be followed and whatever action has to be taken should be according to it. "According to the Home Minister s statement, a letter was sent on February 7 and he said that the family should have known by February 8. I have only heard this statement of the Home Minister and I am not aware of what really transpired on the ground," he said in reply to a volley of questions on why family members of the Parliament attack convict were not informed about his hanging in time.
To a question on return of Afzal Guru s body to his family, he merely said this matter should be left to the government. Dikshit also said that the trial was fair and three courts have held him guilty and the Supreme Court affirmed his death sentence. "So, I think we must accept what the Supreme Court has said because it is the best judge of whether somebody is guilty or not".