Top Court To Hear Case Of Nirbhaya Rape Convict Who Says He Was Juvenile

The Delhi High Court had rejected the revision petition of Pawan Gupta and thereby, he had challenged this before the top court on January 17, Friday.

Top Court To Hear Case Of Nirbhaya Rape Convict Who Says He Was Juvenile

Supreme Court's three-judge bench will hear death row convict Pawan Gupta's plea today

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court will today hear a Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed by Pawan Kumar Gupta, one of the death row convicts in 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, claiming that he was a juvenile at the time of crime, and the Delhi High Court had ignored this fact during the proceedings in the case.

The Delhi High Court had rejected the revision petition of Pawan Gupta and thereby, he had challenged this before the top court on January 17, Friday.

Pawan Gupta's date of birth as per his school record is October 8, 1996, but the Delhi High Court had ignored this, his lawyer AP Singh claimed in the petition.

A three-judge bench of the top court, headed by Justice R Banumathi and comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan and AS Bopanna, will hear the SLP filed by one of the death row convicts, Pawan Gupta today.

A Delhi court issued a fresh death warrant against the four death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya rape case, who will now be executed on February 1 at 6 am.

Four convicts, Vinay, Akshay, Pawan, and Mukesh were convicted and sentenced to death for raping a 23-year-old woman in a moving bus in the national capital on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012.

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