SC Rejects Curative Pleas Of 2 Nirbhaya Death Row Convicts

The Hindu|January 15, 2020

SC Rejects Curative Pleas Of 2 Nirbhaya Death Row Convicts
No merit in their appeals to spare them the gallows: Bench
Krishnadas Rajagopal

The curative petitions of Vinay Sharma, 26, and Mukesh Singh, 32, who were sentenced to death in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, were rejected by a five-judge Supreme Court Bench, led by Justice N.V. Ramana, on Tuesday.

In a three-page order, the Bench concluded, after an in-chamber consideration that began about 1.45 p.m., that there was no merit in their pleas to spare them from the gallows.

“We have gone through the curative petitions and relevant documents. In our opinion, no case is made out within the parameters indicated in the decision of this Court in Rupa Ashok Hurra versus Ashok Hurra. Hence, the curative petitions are dismissed,” the Bench held.

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