2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case: SC rejects plea of convict Mukesh Singh seeking restoration of legal remedies

The convict had sought quashing of all orders passed by courts and the rejection of his mercy petition by the President since the day his curative petition was dismissed by the apex court on the ground that the earlier lawyer Vrinda Grover had misled him

Press Trust of India March 16, 2020 16:43:26 IST
2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case: SC rejects plea of convict Mukesh Singh seeking restoration of legal remedies

New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday rejected the plea of Mukesh Singh, one of the four death-row convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case, seeking restoration of all his legal remedies alleging that his earlier lawyers misled him.

2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case SC rejects plea of convict Mukesh Singh seeking restoration of legal remedies

File image of the Supreme Court. AP

A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and MR Shah held Singh's plea as not maintainable saying that the review petition and the curative petition have both been dismissed in the case.

The convict had sought quashing of all orders passed by courts and the rejection of his mercy petition by the President since the day his curative petition was dismissed by the apex court on the ground that the earlier lawyer Vrinda Grover had misled him.

The plea, filed through advocate ML Sharma, sought a CBI probe into alleged "criminal conspiracy" and "fraud" hatched by the Centre, the Delhi government and advocate Vrinda Grover, who is the amicus curiae in the case.

On 5 March, a trial court issued fresh warrants with 20 March, 5.30 am, as the date for the execution of the convicts Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Singh (31).

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