Nirbhaya Case: SC dismisses curative petitions of two convicts

DN Bureau

The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the curative petitions of two convicts - Vinay Kumar Sharma and Mukesh Singh in 2012 Delhi gang rape case.

Vinay Kumar Sharma and Mukesh Singh
Vinay Kumar Sharma and Mukesh Singh

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the curative petitions of two convicts - Vinay Kumar Sharma and Mukesh Singh in 2012 Delhi gang rape case. 

A five-judge Bench of Justices N V Ramana, Arun Mishra, R F Nariman, R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan has heard the petition filed by Vinay Sharma and Mukesh.

The duo had moved a curative petition in the top court after a Delhi court issued a death warrant in their name and announced January 22 as the date of their execution.

Besides them, two other convicts named Pawan and Akshay are also slated to be executed on the same day at 7 am in Delhi's Tihar Jail premises.

They were convicted and sentenced to death for raping a 23-year-old woman on a moving bus in the national capital on the night of December 16, 2012.

The victim, who was later given the name Nirbhaya, died at a hospital in Singapore where she had been airlifted for medical treatment.

A curative petition is the last judicial resort available for redressal of grievances. (PTI)

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