Third Convict In Nirbhaya Case Files Curative Petition In Supreme Court
Third Convict in Nirbhaya Case Files Curative Petition in Supreme Court
New Delhi: A curative petition was filed on Tuesday by Akshay, one of the convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape case in the Supreme Court, said Tihar Jail officials.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court will on Wednesday pronounce its order on a petition filed by Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder convict -- Mukesh Kumar Singh -- challenging the rejection of his mercy petition by President Ram Nath Kovind.
A three-judge bench of the top court headed by Justice R Banumathi and also comprising Justice AS Bopanna and Justice Ashok Bhushan heard the arguments in the matter today and will pronounce its order at 10.30 am tomorrow.
Four people -- Mukesh Kumar Singh, Pawan Kumar Gupta, Vinay Kumar Sharma, and Akshay Kumar Singh -- are facing execution on February 1 in the matter.