Uncertainty looms large over Nirbhaya convicts’ execution after Pawan Gupta files fresh review petition in SC

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New Delhi: One of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case, Pawan Gupta, approached Friday the Supreme Court seeking review of its verdict which dismissed his plea claiming to be a juvenile at the time of commission of the offence.

The apex court had January 20 rejected the plea by Pawan who had challenged the Delhi High Court’s order dismissing his juvenility claim.

Advocate AP Singh, who is representing Pawan in the case, said he has filed a petition on his behalf seeking review of the top court’s January 20 order on Friday.

This latest move by Pawan will no doubt again delay the execution of the four convicts who are scheduled to be hanged Saturday. Only Mukesh Kumar has exhausted all his review petitions regarding his execution. However, with Pawan now filing another review, the execution certainly looks like not happening, at least Saturday.

Details to follow.

PTI

 

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