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Nirbhaya case: Supreme Court dismisses curative petition of convict Pawan Gupta

On March 5, a trial court issued fresh black warrants for the execution of all the four convicts in Tihar Jail at 5.30 am on March 20

The Supreme Court on March 19 rejected the curative petition filed by one of the four death-row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case Pawan Gupta against the dismissal of his juvenility claim.

A six-judge bench headed by Justice NV Ramana dismissed the plea, saying "no case is made out".

"The application for oral hearing is rejected. We have gone through the curative petition and the relevant documents. In our opinion, no case is made out... Hence, the curative petition is dismissed," said the bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra, RF Nariman, R Banumathi, Ashok Bhushan and AS Bopanna.

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Reacting to the court's order, Asha Devi, mother of the rape victims, told news agency ANI, "Court gave them so many opportunities that they have become habituated of bringing something ahead of hanging and get it postponed. Now, our courts are aware of their tactics. Nirbhaya will get justice tomorrow."

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On March 5, a trial court issued fresh black warrants for the execution of all the four convicts in the case - Mukesh Kumar Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay (26) and Akshay (31) - in Tihar Jail at 5.30 am on March 20.

All the convicts have exhausted their legal remedies and constitutional remedies with the filing of their mercy petitions, which have been rejected by the president.

(With inputs from PTI)

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First Published on Mar 19, 2020 12:08 pm
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