Nirbhaya case: SC to hear at 12.45 pm convict’s plea against HC order rejecting juvenility claim

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Nirbhaya case: SC to hear at 12.45 pm convict’s plea against HC order rejecting juvenility claim

New Delhi, Jan 20 : The Supreme Court will hear at 12.45 pm on Monday the plea of a death row convict in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case against a Delhi High Court order dismissing his claim that he was a juvenile when the crime was committed.

Pawan Kumar Gupta’s plea will be heard by a bench of Justices R Banumathi, Ashok Bushan and A S Bopanna.

Gupta had moved the apex court on Friday.

He has also sought a direction restraining the authorities from executing the death penalty, scheduled for February 1.

A Delhi court on Friday issued fresh death warrants for February 1 against the four convicts — Vinay Sharma, Mukesh Kumar, Akshay Kumar Singh and Pawan — in the case.

A 23-year-old paramedic student, referred to as Nirbhaya, was gangraped and brutally assaulted on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012 in a moving bus in south Delhi by six persons before she was thrown out on the road.

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