Lawyer for Nirbhaya's Parents - Advocate Jitendra Jha speaking to ANI on Saturday in New Delhi Photo/ANI
Lawyer for Nirbhaya's Parents - Advocate Jitendra Jha speaking to ANI on Saturday in New Delhi Photo/ANI

Nirbhaya case: Convicts may file curative petition in court

Sushil Batra | Updated: Mar 02, 2019 18:44 IST

By Sushil Batra
New Delhi (India) Mar 2 (ANI): Convicts of 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case may file a curative petition challenging the capital punishment.
The counsel for the convicts, Advocate Dr. AP Singh on Saturday told the Patiala House Court that a curative petition might be filed by the convicts challenging the capital punishment given to them by the Apex court.
Tihar jail authorities have also communicated to the court that the convicts might file a curative petition soon challenging the capital punishment. The jail authorities have to file a status report in the case on next date of hearing, April 6.
This comes a month after; Nirbhaya's parents moved a plea in the court seeking to expedite the execution of the four convicts in the case.
On July 9, 2018, the Supreme Court had rejected review petitions filed by three of the four convicts in the horrific 2012 gangrape and murder of a young paramedic in Delhi.
The Supreme Court had on May 5, 2017, upheld death sentences awarded by a trial court and confirmed by the Delhi High Court to the four convicts - Mukesh, 29, Pawan Gupta, 22, Vinay Sharma, 23, and Akshay Kumar Singh, 31.
In 2012,  the 23-year-old paramedic student was gang-raped on December 16 inside a running bus in South Delhi by six persons. The victim, who was severely assaulted, was thrown out on the road along with her male friend. She succumbed to injuries at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on December 29, where she had been airlifted for medical treatment.  (ANI)

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