Nirbhaya case: SC appoints new lawyer to signify convict Pawan Gupta

by Jeremy Spirogis
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new Delhi: The Supreme Court appointed Guru Varg, senior advocate Anjana Prakash, to signify Pawan Kumar Gupta, one of many culprits within the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and homicide case in Delhi. Pawan's lawyer was not representing him since he was eliminated. At the identical time, the court docket adjourned the listening to on the enchantment of the Center to hold the 4 convicts individually and within the meantime, directed these convicts sentenced to dying to file their solutions.

A bench of Justice R Bhanumati, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice AS Bopanna appointed Anjana Prakash as amicus curiae to signify convict Pawan Kumar Gupta. <! –


The bench mentioned in its order, "On behalf of the defendant Pawan Gupta, we appoint senior advocate Anjana Prakash as a friend of justice. Anjana Prakash has agreed to seem in Pawan Gupta's case and assist the court docket.

Meanwhile, the apex court docket adjourned the listening to on Friday on the Centre's enchantment to hold the 4 convicts individually and, in the meantime, directed these convicts sentenced to dying to file their replies.

Anjana Prakash had earlier appeared on this case on behalf of Mukesh Kumar Singh, who challenged the President's resolution to dismiss the mercy petition. The Supreme Court rejected the petition.

The bench additionally took cognizance of the order handed on Wednesday by the trial court docket, during which it had requested Pawan's father to offer a listing of legal professionals of the Delhi Legal Services Authority in order that he might choose a lawyer to signify the convict.

Advocate Vrinda Grover, on behalf of Mukesh, mentioned that the trial court docket has listed the appliance of the jail authorities concerning the new date of execution for listening to and subsequently it might be acceptable that the highest court docket hear the matter on Friday.

The bench mentioned that it’s itemizing the matter for two pm on Friday and by that point all of the accused will file their replies on the enchantment of the Center.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, on behalf of the Center and the Delhi authorities, mentioned that there was no change within the standing of the culprits for the reason that listening to of the case on Tuesday, as nobody has filed a corrective petition or mercy petition but.

Pawan Gupta is the one convict within the case who has not resorted to the final authorized possibility obtainable to an individual – corrective petition – nor has he filed a mercy petition in opposition to the dying penalty.

Another convict Vinay Sharma had filed a petition within the Supreme Court in opposition to the mercy petition being rejected on Tuesday. On the identical day, the apex court docket sought reply from the 4 convicts on the enchantment of the central authorities in opposition to the Delhi High Court order refusing to raise the ban on the execution of those convicts.

However, the apex court docket, whereas granting exemption to the authorities to go to the decrease court docket for a recent date for hanging the convicts, mentioned that the enchantment of the Center and Delhi authorities pending within the court docket wouldn’t be an impediment. The decrease court docket had on January 31 stayed the execution of the 4 convicts – Mukesh Kumar Singh, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Kumar Sharma and Akshay Kumar – till additional orders. These 4 convicts are presently lodged in Tihar Jail.

On December 16-17, 2012 from Nirbhaya, six folks gangraped in a shifting bus in South Delhi and had been thrown on the street after being raped. Nirbhaya later died in a hospital in Singapore on December 29, 2012. One of those six accused Ram Singh dedicated suicide in Tihar Jail, whereas the sixth accused was Kishore, who was launched in 2015 after being saved in a reform dwelling for 3 years.

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