Nirbhaya convicts’ pleas: Supreme Court hearing on January 14
New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear the curative petitions filed by two convicts, on death row, in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case on January 14. A five-judge bench comprising Justices NV Ramana, Arun Mishra, Rohinton Fali Nariman, R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan will hear the curative petitions filed by Vinay Sharma and Mukesh, who moved the apex court on Thursday. Mukesh filed the plea after fellow convict Vinay Sharma moved the court.
A trial court here, while issuing death warrants against the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case on Tuesday observed that “despite being afforded sufficient time and opportunity”, the convicts didn’t exercise their legal remedies.
The court fixed January 22 and 7 a.m. as the date and time for execution of the four convicted persons in the case. After a 23-year-old woman was gang-raped and tortured on December 16, 2012, leading to her death, all six accused were arrested and charged with sexual assault and murder. (IANS)