Supreme Court rejects curative plea of Nirbhaya convict Akshay Kumar Singh


New Delhi: The Supreme Court dismissed Thursday the curative petition of one of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case.

A bench comprising Justices N V Ramana, Arun Mishra, RF Nariman, R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan also rejected convict Akshay Kumar Singh’s plea seeking stay of his execution.

“The application for stay of execution of death sentence is also rejected,” the bench said.

In a separate development, earlier in the day, another convict Vinay moved a Delhi court seeking stay on the February 1, execution.

Vinay along with three co-accused of the six men had tortured the Delhi student December 16, 2012 in the most inhuman manner that led to her death a month after, was issued death warrant this month.

Additional Sessions Judge AK Jain has kept the matter for hearing post lunch.

The application filed by defence advocate AP Singh sought the court’s direction to the Tihar Jail authorities to stay the execution of the convicts until the determination of the mercy petition and the other legal remedies.

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