Nirbhaya Case: Mukesh Singh, one of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, has challenged the Delhi High Court’s decision in the Supreme Court. After the Delhi High Court dismissed the petition, Nirbhaya case convict Mukesh Singh moved the Supreme Court claiming that he was not in Delhi at the time of the crime in December 2012.
Earlier, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday dismissed Mukesh Singh’s plea, one of four accused in the gang-rape and murder. In this petition, he challenged the order of the lower court which rejected the claim that he was not in Delhi at the time of the crime on December 16, 2012.
Justice Brijesh Sethi had said that there is no basis for interfering with the detailed and reasoned order of the lower court. The High Court further stated that there is nothing on record to state that the trial, in this case, was affected due to the concealment of any evidence.
What did the high court say:
The High Court dismissed Mukesh Singh’s plea saying, “There is no baggage, illegality or irregularity in the order passed by the lower court.” The trial court on Tuesday dismissed his petition and asked the Bar Council of India to consult his lawyer.
Hanging on March 20:
2012 Delhi gang-rape case: Curative petition of Pawan Gupta, one of the convicts, has been rejected. The second mercy petition of Pawan and Akshay have not been entertained by the President Ram Nath Kovind. The four convicts will be hanged at 5:30 am tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/ydN9t4ThJX
— ANI (@ANI) March 19, 2020
On March 5, a lower court in Delhi issued a new death warrant for the execution of Nirbhaya convicts Mukesh Singh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma and Akshay Singh in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case. The four convicts will be hanged at 5:30 am on March 20.
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