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Nirbhaya case: the Supreme Court rejects the Nirbhaya case condemning Pawan Gupta’s curative petition | Delhi News


NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court dismissed on Monday the curative petition filed by Pawan Gupta, one of four sentenced to death in the 2012 case of Nirbhaya gangrape and murder.

A bank of five judges headed by Judge N V Ramana, who considered the curative statement in the chamber, also rejected Pawan’s request seeking suspension of the execution of the death sentence, which is scheduled for Tuesday.

“The request for a hearing is rejected. The request for suspension of the execution of the death penalty is also rejected. The curative request is dismissed …”, the bank, which also includes judges Arun Mishra, RF Nariman, R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan said.

Pawan has now filed a petition for mercy with the President.

In his curative statement at the SC, Pawan had requested the commutation of his death penalty to life imprisonment.

He had also requested a suspension of the execution of the black arrest warrant issued by the trial court for the execution.

On February 17, the trial court issued a new date for the execution of the death orders for the four convicts: Mukesh Kumar Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Kumar Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar ( 31). ) — if.

The mercy requests of three convicts, Mukesh, Vinay and Akshay, have already been dismissed by the President.

The cusp court had previously dismissed the separate statements presented by Mukesh and Vinay challenging the rejection of their requests for mercy by the President.

Pawan has now filed a petition for mercy with the President.

On December 16, 2012, a 23-year-old physiotherapy inmate, who came to be known as “ Nirbhaya ” (without fear), was raped in a group and wildly assaulted on a moving bus in southern Delhi. She died after a fortnight.

Six people, including the four convicted and one minor, were named as defendants. Ram Singh, the sixth defendant, allegedly committed suicide in Tihar jail days after the trial began in the case.

The child was released in 2015 after spending three years in a correctional home.

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