Nirbhaya: SC Rejects Convicts Akshay, Mukesh Singh’s Plea
Catch all the updates on the 2012 Nirbhaya case here.
Delhi’s Patiala court dismissed plea by the Nirbhaya convicts on Thursday, 19 March, to delay the execution. The execution is to proceed on 20 March. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court on Thursday, rejected plea filed by convict Akshay Singh challenging the decision of the President of India rejecting his mercy plea.
Earlier on Thursday, the court was told that no legal remedies of any of the four convicts were pending in any of the courts.
The Supreme Court on Thursday also refused to entertain the plea of convict Mukesh Singh claiming he was not in Delhi when the crime was committed on 16 December 2012.
The four convicts are scheduled to be hanged at 5:30 am on 20 March.
- The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the curative petition of convict Pawan Gupta claiming juvenility
- “Nirbhaya will get justice tomorrow,” the rape victim’s mother, Asha Devi, said a day before the scheduled hanging
- The first date of execution, 22 January, was postponed to 1 February, and then further postponed to 3 March
SC Rejects Akshay's Plea; Convicts to Be Hanged Tomorrow
Supreme Court on Thursday, rejected plea filed by Akshay Singh challenging the decision of the President of India rejecting his mercy plea.
The Court said that there is limited scope of judicial review and it finds no reason to interfere with the President's decision.
Meanwhile, an Additional Sessions Court in Delhi today dismissed their application to stay the execution of death warrant.
Nirbhaya Case: Judge Says Arguments by Convicts' Lawyer Heard Before
During the hearing on Thursday, Justice Bhushan has asked as to how many of the submissions made by Singh are relevant at this point.
Justice Banumathi said, " The Court is not inclined to entertain the plea. All the arguments have already been heard at length several times."
Meanwhile, convicts' lawyer AP Singh continues to argue.
What Will Happen to Their Cases Post Execution? Asks Convicts' Lawyer
Nirbhaya convicts’ lawyer AP Singh said on Thursday that “there are post mercy remedies available.” All facts not considered properly in this case, he added, while citing the Shatrughan Chauhan judgment.
Singh has submitted that a number of cases in relation to the accused persons remain pending before various courts, including Akshay Singh's divorce case, Vinay's case alleging torture in prison, among others. "What would happen of these cases after execution?" he asked.
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03:59 PM, 18 JanSC to Hear Nirbhaya Convict’s Plea on Being Juvenile on 20 Jan
04:05 PM, 18 Jan'Who's Jaising to Suggest I Pardon the Convicts': Nirbhaya's Mother
04:08 PM, 18 Jan'Indira Jaising Should Be Ashamed': Nirbhaya's Father
06:25 PM, 18 JanAfter HC Order, Delhi Bar Council Takes Action Against Nirbhaya Convict's Lawyer
10:45 PM, 19 JanNirbhaya Convict’s Special Leave Petition Hearing on Monday
09:36 AM, 20 JanTactic to Delay Execution: Asha Devi on Pawan Gupta's SLP Hearing Today
01:01 PM, 20 JanState Hid Evidence of Juvenility: Advocate AP Singh
01:08 PM, 20 JanSame Issue Raised Before Different Courts: Justice Banumathi
01:14 PM, 20 JanAP Singh Claims Fair Trial Not Given to Gupta
01:23 PM, 20 JanPlea of Juvenility Can Be Taken at Any Time: AP Singh
01:39 PM, 20 JanPawan's Birth Certificate on Record in Jan 2013: SG
02:47 PM, 23 JanSessions Judge Hearing Nirbhaya Case Transferred
10:15 AM, 29 JanAnother Death Row Convict, Akshay Kumar, Files Curative Petition in SC
10:47 AM, 29 JanSC Dismisses Convict Mukesh's Plea Against Rejection of Mercy Petition
08:15 PM, 29 JanAnother Death Row Convict Moves Mercy Plea Before President
02:47 PM, 05 FebNo Separate Hanging of Nirbhaya Death Row Convicts: Delhi HC
04:36 PM, 05 FebDelhi Govt, Centre Move SC Against Dismissal of Challenge Against Stay on Execution
06:44 PM, 11 FebDelhi Court Issues Notice to All 4 Death Row Convicts on Parents' Plea
02:38 PM, 17 FebConvict Mukesh Refuses to Be Represented by Advocate Vrinda Grover
04:14 PM, 17 FebNirbhaya Convicts to be Executed on 3 March at 6 AM
04:30 PM, 17 Feb'Satisfied, Hope Convicts Are Executed This Time': Nirbhaya's Mother on New Death Warrants
06:21 PM, 01 MarSC to Consider Curative Plea of Fourth Death Row Convict Pawan Gupta
07:33 AM, 02 MarSC to Hear Curative Plea of Convict Pawan Gupta Today
11:13 AM, 02 MarSC Dismisses Pawan Kumar Gupta's Curative Petition
01:07 PM, 02 MarPawan Kumar Gupta Files Mercy Plea Before President
02:57 PM, 02 MarMHA Has Received Pawan Kumar Gupta's Mercy Plea
02:58 PM, 02 MarPatiala House Court Reserves Order on Pawan Gupta's Plea
05:43 PM, 02 MarNirbhaya Convicts Won’t be Hanged Tomorrow: Court Stays Execution
05:56 PM, 02 Mar'Our Entire System Supports Criminals': Asha Devi After Court Order
04:42 PM, 04 MarCourt Issues Notice to Nirbhaya Convicts, Matter to Be Heard Tomorrow
11:29 AM, 05 MarShiv Sena Blames 'Loopholes' in Law for Delay in Execution
02:07 PM, 05 MarHearing in Patiala House Court for Seeking a Fresh Date of Execution
02:36 PM, 05 MarConvicts to be Executed on 20 March
04:21 PM, 16 MarSC Rejects Plea of Convict Mukesh Singh Seeking Restoration of Legal Remedies
04:21 PM, 16 MarNirbhaya Case: 3 Convicts Approach ICJ Seeking Stay on Execution
03:42 PM, 19 MarWhat Will Happen to Their Cases Post Execution? Asks Convicts' Lawyer
04:01 PM, 19 MarNirbhaya Case: Judge Says Arguments by Convicts' Lawyer Heard Before
04:29 PM, 19 MarSC Rejects Akshay's Plea; Convicts to Be Hanged Tomorrow