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2012 Delhi gangrape case updates: SC dismisses review pleas of 3 convicts; victim's father says 'all women got justice'

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice R Banumathi and Justice Ashok Bhushan would deliver the judgement at 2 pm on the review petitions of Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh.

FP Staff July 09, 2018 15:51:31 IST
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2012 Delhi gangrape case updates: SC dismisses review pleas of 3 convicts; victim's father says 'all women got justice'

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July 09, 2018 - 15:33 (IST)

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The Supreme Court bench said that the death row convicts failed to point out "error apparent on the face of record" in the judgment. The bench also said that these three convicts were heard elaborately during the stage of their appeal against the Delhi High Court's judgment and no case has been made out by them for review of the apex court's verdict upholding the death penalty.

July 09, 2018 - 15:30 (IST)

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"The entire country welcomes the Supreme Court judgment. It will prove as a lesson for people who commit such crimes," PP Chaudhary, Minister of State (MoS) for Law and Justice, told ANI.

July 09, 2018 - 15:23 (IST)

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All women in the country country got justice today, says victim's father

Responding to the Supreme Court's verdict of upholding the death penalty to three of the four convicts, the Delhi gang rape victim's father told News18 that all women in the country have got justice today.

July 09, 2018 - 15:07 (IST)

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Rekha Sharma, the chairperson of the National Commission for Women (NCW) told ANI that the decision proves justice can be delayed but not denied. Calling it a "landmark decision", she said the judgment shows that law takes its own course in this country.

July 09, 2018 - 15:01 (IST)

'Victorious moment', says victim's family's lawyer

Rohan Mahajan, lawyer of the family of 2012 Delhi gang rape victim, called it a "victorious moment" and told ANI that faith in the judiciary has been reinstated.

July 09, 2018 - 14:57 (IST)

Convicts cannot be allowed to re-argue their case: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court observed that the convicts cannot be allowed to re-argue their case under the garb of review petition. The court said that it will exercise its review jurisdiction only when there are apparent errors resulting in miscarriage of justice, according to News18.

July 09, 2018 - 14:55 (IST)

Fourth death row convict to file review petition next week, says lawyer

The fourth death row convict, Akshay Kumar Singh (31), will file a review petition in Supreme Court next week, said Advocate AP Singh.

2012 Delhi gang rape case verdict latest updates: After the Supreme Court dismissed the review pleas filed by three of the four convicts seeking reduction of their death sentence to a life term in the 2012 Delhi gang rape case, the victim's mother thanked the apex court and said that her daughter got justice.

She also added that their struggle does not end here. Meanwhile, the victims father said that all women of the country have got justice today.

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice R Banumathi and Justice Ashok Bhushan is expected to deliver the judgement shortly on the review petitions of death row convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape case Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh.

Ahead of the Supreme Court verdict on Monday, Asha Devi, the mother of the 23-year-old paramedical student who was gangraped in December 2012, said that the system has 'failed us'. "It has been six years since the incident. Similar incidents are still taking place everyday. Our system has failed us. We are confident that the judgment will be in our favour and we will get justice," she said.

The Supreme Court on Monday will pronounce its verdict on pleas filed by the three death row convicts in the 2012 Delhi gang rape case.

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice R Banumathi and Justice Ashok Bhushan would deliver the judgement at 2 pm on the review petitions of Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh.

The fourth accused, Akshay Thakur, has not filed a review petition yet.

2012 Delhi gangrape case updates SC dismisses review pleas of 3 convicts victims father says all women got justice

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The convicts' counsel pleaded that the police had implicated the "innocent" persons after failing to arrest the real culprits.

It was contended that death penalty was not the solution as it was against the principle of non-violence. Further, the convicts were not habitual offenders with a criminal history.

The top court had, in its 5 May, 2017 verdict, upheld the death sentences awarded to the four convicts by a trial court and confirmed by the Delhi High Court.

They were convicted for raping and assaulting a 23-year-old para-medical student inside a moving bus on 16 December, 2012, which led to her death 13 days later in a Singapore hospital.

The rapists, six in all, had committed the crime on the woman who had boarded the bus with her male friend to go home after watching a movie.

One of the accused, Ram Singh, committed suicide in Tihar Central Jail in New Delhi.

The sixth, a minor, was sent to a correction home and has been released after serving his probation period.

With inputs from IANS

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