SC took decision after considering all facts: Ex-AGI on Nirbhaya verdict

| Updated: May 06, 2017 02:03 IST

New Delhi/Siliguri[India], May 5 (ANI): Former Attorney General of India Soli Sorabjee on Friday welcomed the Supreme Court's verdict in the Nirbhaya gangrape case and said the apex court has taken the decision based on several facts. "The Supreme Court must have considered all the factors and come to the conclusion. The accused cannot get away so easily," Sorabjee told ANI. West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi said, "Supreme Court has taken the decision as per the law. There is no need to comment on apex court's decision." The apex court upheld the death sentence of the four convicts involved in the December 16, 2012 gang rape case. The matter was heard by the apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra and consisting of Justices R. Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan. Justice Dipak Misra observed in its order that 'it's a story of some different world'. "Taking the serious injuries, the severe nature of offence committed by the convicts, we are upholding the sentence," the order said. The next option for the convicts is to appeal against their death sentence to President Pranab Mukherjee. The convicts - Akshay, Pawan, Vinay Sharma and Mukesh- had challenged the Delhi High Court order which had sentenced them to the gallows. Earlier, the trial court had also sentenced all the four convicts to death penalty. In December 16, 2012, six people gang raped a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern in a moving bus. The woman succumbed to her injuries in a Singapore hospital on December 29, 2012. One of the accused, Ram Singh hanged himself in prison, while another person, who was a juvenile at the time of the crime, was convicted in August last year and will serve the maximum sentence of three years in a reform home. (ANI)

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