Nirbhaya Case: Delhi Court Dismisses Plea of Convict Mukesh Singh Seeking Quashing of Death Penalty

A Delhi court docket on Tuesday brushed aside the plea of Mukesh Singh, probably the most 4 loss of life row convicts within the Nirbhaya gang rape and homicide case, in quest of quashing of his loss of life penalty.

Additional Sessions Judge Dharmendra Rana brushed aside Singh’s plea claiming he was once no longer in Delhi at the day of the incident.

The plea claimed that Singh was once arrested from Rajasthan and dropped at Delhi on December 17, 2012, and was once no longer provide within the town on December 16, when the crime came about.

The public prosecutor informed the court docket that Singh’s plea is frivolous and a tactic to prolong the scheduled striking. The plea additionally alleged that Singh was once tortured within the Tihar prison.

Meanwhile, the court docket requested the Bar Council of India (BCI) to offer suitable sensitisation workout to Singh’s suggest.

On March 5, an ordeal court docket issued recent warrants with March 20, 5.30 am, because the date for the execution of convicts Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31).

A 23-year-old physiotherapy intern, who got here to be referred to as ‘Nirbhaya’ (fearless), was once gang raped and savagely assaulted in a transferring bus in south Delhi on December 16, 2012. She died after a fortnight.

Six folks, together with the 4 convicts and a juvenile, had been named as accused. Ram Singh, the 6th accused, allegedly dedicated suicide in Tihar Jail days after the trial started within the case.

The juvenile was once launched in 2015 after spending 3 years in a correctional house.

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