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Delhi gangrape case: SC to deliver verdict on convicts' pleas tomorrow

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice R Banumathi and Justice Ashok Bhushan would deliver the judgement at 2 pm on the review petitions of Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Supreme Court

The on Monday will pronounce its verdict on pleas filed by the three death row convicts in the 2012

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice R Banumathi and Justice Ashok Bhushan would deliver the judgement at 2 pm on the review petitions of Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh.

The fourth accused, Akshay Thakur, has not filed a review petition yet.

The convicts' counsel pleaded that the police had implicated the "innocent" persons after failing to arrest the real culprits.

It was contended that the was not the solution as it was against the principle of non-violence. Further, the convicts were not habitual offenders with a criminal history.

The top court had, in its May 5, 2017 verdict, upheld the death sentences awarded to the four convicts by a trial court and confirmed by the Delhi High Court.

They were convicted for raping and assaulting a 23-year-old para-medical student inside a moving bus on December 16, 2012, which led to her death 13 days later in a Singapore hospital.

One of the accused, Ram Singh, had committed suicide in Tihar Central Jail.

The sixth, a minor, was sent to a correction home and has been released after serving his probation period.

First Published: Sun, July 08 2018. 15:46 IST
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