Nirbhaya case: SC to hear on Jan 20 convict’s plea on juvenility claim


The will hear on January 20 a plea of a death row convict in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case against a Delhi High Court order dismissing his claim of being a juvenile at the time of commission of the offence.


A bench of Justices R Banumathi, Ashok Bushan and A S Bopanna will hear the plea of Pawan Kumar Gupta.



Gupta moved the apex court on Friday challenging the high court’s order dismissing his claim of being a juvenile in December 2012.


Besides, the convict has sought a direction restraining the authorities from executing the death penalty, which has been scheduled for February 1.

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Updated: January 18, 2020 — 10:16 am

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