Arif used the alias Ashfaq when he and five other men entered the Red Fort late on 22 December 2000 and opened fire. A soldier, an army barber and a civilian working for the military were killed.
Ashfaq was found guilty of murder and waging war against India in 2005. His last avenue of appeal is to seek clemency from India’s President Pratibha Patil.
A total of 11 people stood trial in the case, but 10 were acquitted.