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Supreme Court declines Nirbhaya convict Mukesh's plea claiming he was not in Delhi

PTI
Published Mar 19, 2020, 1:49 pm IST
Updated Mar 19, 2020, 3:25 pm IST
A bench of Justices Banumathi, Bhushan, AS Bopanna said the convict has exhausted all remedies and no fresh evidence can be entertained
Mukesh SIngh (file)
 Mukesh SIngh (file)

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain the plea of Mukesh Singh, one of the four death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, challenging a Delhi High Court order which rejected his claim that he was not in the city when at the time of crime on December 16, 2012.

A bench of Justices R Banumathi, Ashok Bhushan and A S Bopanna said the convict has exhausted all his remedies and no fresh evidence can be entertained at this level.

 

The bench said it does not find any merit in the plea and it cannot be entertained.

The high court had on Wednesday said there were no grounds to interfere in the detailed and reasoned order of the trial court.

On Tuesday, the trial court dismissed Mukesh Singh's plea and asked the Bar Council of India to appropriately sensitise his counsel.

On March 5, the trial court issued fresh warrants for hanging on March 20 at 5.30 am of all convicts in the case — Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Singh (31).

Mukesh Singh, one of the four death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case, Thursday moved the Supreme Court, challenging a Delhi High Court order which rejected his claim that he was not in the national capital when the crime was committed on December 16, 2012.

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