NEW DELHI (Agencies) Indias Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of Ashfaq Arif, a Pakistani man convicted of attacking Delhis Red Fort. Arif, a Lashkar-e-Taiba militant, was convicted for masterminding the attack. He was given the death penalty by a local court. The Delhi high court confirmed the sentence in 2007. The court refused to quash the penalty handed down to M Arif, who used alias Ashfaq for his role in the gun attack that killed 3 people at the 17th century tourist attraction. The death sentence has been confirmed, Justice VS Sirpurkar and Justice TS Thakur said. Arif and five other armed men sneaked into the Red Fort late on December 22, 2000, and opened fire, killing a soldier, an army barber and a civilian working for the military.