SC Rejects Nirbhaya Case Convict's Claim he was Minor
GUWAHATI : The Supreme Court dismissed the claim of one of the four Nirbhaya case convicts that he was a minor during the time of the incident.
"We don't find any ground to entertain this petition. Once the issue of juvenile is examined and rejected by courts it can't be raised again," the Supreme Court said.
"How many times will we hear the same things, you have raised it already many times," the court said, hearing the petition filed on Friday.
The four convicts - Mukesh Singh (32), Vinay Sharma (26), Akshay Kumar Singh (31) and Pawan Gupta (25), who were earlier supposed to be hanged on January 22, at 7 am in Tihar Jail, will now be hanged on February 1 at 6am.
Earlier, the date of the execution was put off after a convict filed a mercy plea.
A bench comprising Justices R Banumathi, Ashok Bushan and A S Bopanna dismissed the plea of convict Pawan and upheld the Delhi High Court verdict.