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[Breaking]: SC Dismisses Nirbhaya Death Row Convict’s Plea Claiming Juvenility At The Time Of Commission Of The Crime In 2012

Lawstreet Journal 20 Jan 2020 8:31pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary [Breaking]: SC Dismisses Nirbhaya Death Row Convict’s Plea Claiming Juvenility At The Time Of Commission Of The Crime In 2012

The Supreme Court of India today (January 20, 2020) dismissed the plea filed by Nirbhaya convict Pawan Kumar claiming he was a juvenile at the time of the commission of offence in 2012. Pawan has realized that he was a juvenile after a death warrant has been issued against him, 7 years after the crime.

A full bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice R Banumathi and comprising Justices AS Bopanna and Ashok Bhushan was hearing the matter

The Solicitor General Tushar Mehta started arguing for the Delhi Police, submitting a list of dates in the morning. Mehta pointed out Pawan's birth certificate which was placed on record before the Sessions Court in January, 2013 when his claim of juvenility was trashed. Even Pawan's parents had said that he was an adult, Mehta added. Mehta further cited the relevant part of the Supreme Court judgment in review when Pawan's school records were produced by his layers as mitigating circumstances. SC categorically rejected his claim of juvenility.

It is written in the petition that Pawan Kumar Gupta was under 18 years of age at the time of the incident.

After the dismissal of his petition in the Delhi High Court, Pawan's lawyer AP Singh had filed a petition in the Supreme Court.

The four convicts Akshay, Mukesh, Pawan and Vinay had gang-raped and murdered a 23 year old woman in a moving bus in the National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi. The paramedic student was raped on the intervening night of December 16, 2012, inside a running… Continue Reading...

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