2012 Delhi gangrape case: SC to hear Centre's plea challenging HC verdict on execution of death row convicts on 11 February

The Supreme Court said it will hear on 11 February the Centre's plea challenging the Delhi High Court's verdict that had dismissed its petition against the stay on the execution of the four 2012 Delhi gang rape convicts.

Press Trust of India February 07, 2020 14:06:54 IST
2012 Delhi gangrape case: SC to hear Centre's plea challenging HC verdict on execution of death row convicts on 11 February
  • The Supreme Court said it will hear on 11 February the Centre's plea challenging the Delhi High Court's verdict that had dismissed its petition against the stay on the execution of the four 2012 Delhi gang rape convicts

  • The bench, also comprising justices Ashok Bhushan and AS Bopanna, told Mehta that it would hear him on 11 February and it may consider whether notice was required to be issued to the convicts

  • At the outset, Mehta told the court that the 'nation's patience is being tested' in the matter and bench will have to lay down a law on the issue.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said it will hear on 11 February the Centre's plea challenging the Delhi High Court's verdict that had dismissed its petition against the stay on the execution of the four 2012 Delhi gang rape and murder case convicts.

A bench headed by Justice R Bhanumathi did not heed to the request of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who was seeking issuance of notice to the four convicts on the Centre's plea, saying it would further delay the matter.

The bench, also comprising justices Ashok Bhushan and AS Bopanna, told Mehta that it would hear him on 11 February and it may consider whether notice was required to be issued to the convicts.

At the outset, Mehta told the court that the "nation's patience is being tested" in the matter and bench will have to lay down a law on the issue.

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