new Delhi. A three-member special bench of the Supreme Court will hear Monday on the petition of the accused Pawan Gupta in the Nirbhaya gang rape case. The convict claimed to be a minor at the time of the crime. Earlier he had made the same claim in the Delhi High Court, but his plea was rejected here on 19 December. Now Pawan has said that the authorities should be instructed to conduct a bone test to check if he is a minor. On January 17, the Patiala House Court issued a death warrant to hang four convicts, including Pawan, on 1 February at 6 am.
Pawan has said in the petition that he was a minor on 16 December 2012 at the time of his humiliation with Nirbhaya. The High Court ruled by ignoring the arguments and evidence, so be judged, because even a slight lapse in the judicial process would bring it to the gallows.
The petition has already been dismissed in the lower court
In order to save himself from the trap of hanging, Pawan had also adopted this tactic in the lower court, where his petition was also rejected. After that he reached the High Court. Disappointment here, now the Supreme Court has moved. Pawan said in the petition that the investigating authorities had not examined his bones to determine the age. He has appealed to run his case under Section 7 (1) of the Juvenile Act.
Court issues second death warrant, hanging on February 1
On 16 December 2012, Nirbhaya was thrown into the road in a critical condition following a gang rape in the capital. He was airlifted to Singapore after treatment in Delhi, where he died. One of the 6 convicts in the case was a minor, who was sent to the correctional home. He completed his sentence there. One of the accused Ramsingh was hanged in Tihar Jail. A death warrant has been issued for the second time for the hanging of four other convicts – Pawan, Mukesh, Akshay and Vinay Sharma. The date of hanging in this has been fixed on 1 February. The date in the first warrant was 22 January.
BJP termed the appeal to waive the punishment of the culprits as malicious
BJP’s national general secretary and Rajya Sabha MP Saroj Pandey, state BJP president Manoj Tiwari and state BJP vice-president Shazia Ilmi press on Sunday over the appeal by former Delhi government advocate Indira Jaising to waive her death sentence to Nirbhaya’s mother. Strong condemnation in the conference. Pandey said that lawyer Indira’s statement is anti-women and promotes such barbaric crime. On Jai Singh’s appeal, Nirbhaya’s mother Asha Devi had said that even if God says, I will not forgive the culprits.