#Nirbhaya: Supreme Court rejects convict's plea

#Nirbhaya: Supreme Court rejects convict's plea

The Supreme Court of India has rejected the plea petition to review death penalty of Akshay Kumar Singh who was convicted in Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case in the year 2012.

A bench comprising Justices R Banumathi, Ashok Bhushan and AS Bopanna were formed after Chief Justice of India SA Bobde refused to hear the petition on personal grounds. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing on behalf of Nirbhaya's mother and Delhi government told the court that there are certain crimes where God would feel ashamed and this is one of them.

Convict Akshay Kumar Singh's lawyer AP Singh told the court that the age of citizens in Delhi-NCR is reducing due to severe pollution and there was no need of death penalty to the convict.

After hearing the arguments, the Supreme Court bench read out its decision. "We find no grounds for review of 2017 verdict upholding the death penalty of the convict," said the bench.

The President of India has already rejected the mercy plea of Nirbhaya murders and now with Supreme Court too declining to consider forgiveness, very soon, they might be hanged.

Five men and one juvenile were convicted in the Nirbhaya case. Among the give, Ram Singh died in Tihar jail in the year 2013.

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