scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Friday, August 12, 2022

Nirbhaya case convicts may soon file curative petition against death penalty, court told

Seeking expeditious directions, the plea said that it is the need of the hour and law that the death sentence be executed as early as possible and not delayed any further.

By: PTI | New Delhi |
March 2, 2019 8:47:48 pm
Additional Sessions Judge Anu Grover Baliga Saturday heard a plea filed by the parents of Nirbhaya seeking death warrant of four convicts without any delay. Additional Sessions Judge Anu Grover Baliga Saturday heard a plea filed by the parents of Nirbhaya seeking death warrant of four convicts without any delay.

Three convicts in the 2012 gang rape and murder case might soon file a curative petition challenging the death penalty, a Delhi court was told on Saturday.

Additional Sessions Judge Anu Grover Baliga Saturday heard a plea filed by the parents of Nirbhaya seeking death warrant of four convicts without any delay.

Advocate A P Singh, counsel for the convicts, told the court that they might soon file a curative petition challenging its 2018 order dismissing their pleas for a review of its 2017 verdict which upheld the capital punishment awarded to them.

He told the court that the Tihar jail authorities have also stated the same in their reply to the plea.

Subscriber Only Stories
UPSC Key-August 10, 11, and August 12, 2022: Why you should read ‘Euthana...Premium
Laal Singh Chaddha: A comfortable film for the obedient IndianPremium
What is border post 918 which provides shade to both India and Pakistan?Premium
Ravi Shankar Prasad: ‘(Nitish) is nothing on his own… He may be honest bu...Premium

The court also directed the jail authorities to file a status report in the case by April 6 — the next date of hearing.

Seeking expeditious directions, the plea said that it is the need of the hour and law that the death sentence be executed as early as possible and not delayed any further.

“Not only the entire nation is awaiting the execution of the sentence awarded to the convicts, but the entire world is curiously looking at the Indian judicial system,” the plea, filed through lawyer Jitendra Kumar Jha, read.

Advertisement

On July 9 last year, the apex court had dismissed the pleas of three convicts — Mukesh (31), Pawan Gupta (24) and Vinay Sharma (25) — seeking review of its 2017 verdict upholding the capital punishment awarded to them by the Delhi High Court and the trial court in the case.

The fourth death row convict, Akshay Kumar Singh (33), has not filed a review plea in the apex court.

The apex court had in December last year dismissed a petition, seeking directions for the immediate execution of the four men convicted in the case.

Advertisement

The 23-year-old paramedic student was raped on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012 inside a running bus in South Delhi by six persons and severely assaulted before being thrown out on the road. She died on December 29, 2012 at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.

One of the accused, Ram Singh, had hanged himself in the jail and another, the juvenile, was convicted of rape and murder and given the maximum sentence of three years’ imprisonment in a reform facility.

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
First published on: 02-03-2019 at 08:47:48 pm
0 Comment(s) *
* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by indianexpress.com.

Featured Stories

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement