Supreme Court Dismisses Convict’s Plea Regarding the Nirbhaya Case VerdictDecember 18, 2019 19:09
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The review petition of one of the convicts who has been sentenced death in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case has been dismissed by supreme court on Wednesday.
Akshay Kumar Singh, a convict in the Nirbhaya gange-rape and murder case has filed a petition to review the judgement that was made on May 5, 2017 confirming the death penalty and it has been dismissed by the Supreme court on Wednesday.
Akshay Kumar’s appeal, to grant him time of three weeks so as to file a mercy petition before the President of India has been rejected by the Supreme Court
According to the Delhi police, only one week’s time has been provided to the death row convict and that nothing would be expressed in this regard. In order to file a mercy plea, the time the law prescribed was open for the convict to avail for the purpose of filing an appeal of mercy.
R Banumathi who led a three-judge review bench said that a review petition was not meant to hearing “over and over again” the arguments that were made in the appeals.
R Banumathi said that, the verdict and the disagreement that was raised by Akshay Kumar Singh have already been considered in the main judgement by the top court.
On December 16, 2012, six men gang-raped a 23-year-old in a moving bus and left for dead on a street in Delhi.
The convicted were namely, Vinay Sharma, Mukesh Singh, Pawan gupta, Akshay Kumar Singh, Ram Singh and the sixth one was a juvenile.
Ram Singh committed suicide in 2015 in Tihar Jail where as the juvenile was released in 2015 after three years of punishment in a reform home.
Mukesh, Akshay, Pawan and Vinay had been given death penalty by the Delhi high court in September 2013.
The three convicts excluding Akshay had sought review of the judgement but it had been dismissed.
Earlier this month, Akshay filed a petition asking the court to review its verdict that was made in 2017 but it has been dismissed by the supreme Court.
By Shrithika Kushangi