Nirbhaya Rape Case: No Legal Remedies Pending With Convicts, Court Told

Mukesh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay (26) and Akshay (31), convicts of Nirbhaya rape and murder case, will be sentenced to death tomorrow at 5.30 AM.

New Delhi| A Delhi court was on Thursday told that no legal remedies of any of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case were pending in any of the courts.

Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana was informed by the public prosecutor that second mercy pleas of two convicts, Akshay Kumar Singh and Pawan Gupta, were not entertained and were rejected on the ground that the first one was entertained and considered on merit.

The Supreme Court. earlier in the day, rejected the curative petition moved by death row convict in the Nirbhaya gang-rape case, Pawan Gupta against the Court’s earlier verdict rejecting his claim that he was a juvenile at the time of the offence.

“The application for an oral hearing is rejected. We have gone through the Curative Petition and the relevant documents. In our opinion, no case is made out within the parameters indicated in the decision of this Court in Rupa Ashok Hurra vs. Ashok Hurra vs. Ashok Hurra & Another, reported in 2002 (4) SCC 388. Hence, the Curative Petition is dismissed,” the Supreme Court said.

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Another convict, Mukesh Singh had moved the top court challenging a Delhi court order that had dismissed his plea, seeking a stay on the execution claiming he was not present in Delhi on December 16, 2012, the night of the crime.

On March 5, a trial court had issued fresh death warrants for March 20 at 5.30 am, as the date for the execution of convicts Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31).

The four convicts have been trying to postpone the hanging on the pretext of pending legal remedies. “No legal remedies are pending as of now. Pawan and Akshay’s second mercy was also not entertained by the President of India,” Public Prosecutor Irfan Ahmad told the court.

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