New Delhi [ Mala Dixit]. 2012 Delhi Nirbhaya Case: Special Leave Petition of Pawan Kumar Gupta, one of the four convicts hanged in the Nirbhaya case, has been dismissed by the Supreme Court. In such a way, the way has been cleared for the hanging on February 1.
The Supreme Court on Monday cleared the Delhi High Court verdict, rejecting the claim of Pawan Kumar Gupta’s lawyer AP Singh that his client was a minor.
As soon as the hearing commenced, AP Singh, appearing for Pawan Kumar, pleaded in the Supreme Court that on December 16, 2012, Pawan Kumar Gupta was 17 years a month and 20 days old. It also argued that he was a minor when the crime occurred. He also said that he was a juvenile at the time of the crime. The Delhi High Court ignored this fact.
Explain that on Monday, advocate AP Singh, appearing on behalf of Pawan, submitted a bench of three judges R.K. Bhanumati, Ashok Bhushan and Bopanna had presented their side.
Earlier, the Delhi High Court had also filed a petition claiming that Pawan Kumar Gupta was under 18 years of age when the gang rape of Nirbhaya happened on December 16, 2012 in Vasant Vihar, Delhi. It is another matter that the court rejected Nirbhaya’s petition.
Reacting to the dismissal of the petition, Nirbhaya’s mother said that it was an attempt to postpone the death sentence. The four convicts Pawan Kumar Gupta, Akshay Singh Thakur, Vinay Kumar Sharma and Mukesh Singh will be hanged in Tihar Jail on 1 February.
Convicted Pawan Kumar Gupta filed SLP in Supreme Court challenging the High Court order of 19 December, in which HC criticized his lawyer for giving fake documents and not appearing in court despite summons and fined Was also planted.
Earlier, the Delhi High Court dismissed Pawan’s plea and imposed a fine of 25,000 on his lawyer AP Singh and asked the Delhi Bar Council to take action. The court imposed the fine for not appearing before AP Singh after the summons was issued.