Recall on Delhi Nirubhaya's Case
The Delhi high court recalls the hearing in a plea filed by one of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya rape case to January 24. Its order and said it will hear the matter today itself.
The plea was filed by Pawan Gupta who has now claimed that he was a juvenile in 2012 when the gruesome gangrape took place. His lawyer AP Singh argued that he should hence be treated under the Juvenile Justice Act and be given a month's time to submit fresh documents.
The court adjourned the hearing till January 24 but the lawyer representing Nirbhaya's parents filed a plea objecting to the adjournment.
This comes a day after the Supreme Court rejected the review petition filed by Akshay Kumar Singh, another convict in the Nirbhaya gangrape case.
Five people were convicted in the Nirbhaya case-Pawan Gupta, Vinay Kumar, Mukesh Singh, Akshay Kumar Singh, and Ram Singh. The sixth person held guilty was a juvenile and was released after serving three years in a reform home. Meanwhile, Ram Singh was found hanging in the Tihar Jail.
The Supreme Court has rejected the review petitions of all four convicts facing death sentence and currently kept them in the Tihar Jail.