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Supreme Court rejects two Nirbhaya convicts' curative pleas

Supreme Court rejects two Nirbhaya convicts
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the curative petitions filed by two Nirbhaya gang rape and murder convicts - Vinay Kumar and Mukesh - who...

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the curative petitions filed by two Nirbhaya gang rape and murder convicts - Vinay Kumar and Mukesh - who questioned the death sentence handed down by trial court and upheld by the High Court and the top court.

A 5-judge bench of Justices NV Ramana, Arun Mishra, RF Nariman, R Banumathi and Ashok Bhu­shan unanimously he­ld that there was no merit in the curative petitions of the convicts, who sought reconsideration of death penalty.

"In our opinion, no case is made out within the parameters indicated in the decision of this Court in Rupa Ashok Hur­ra vs. Ashok Hurra & Another, reported in 2002 (4) SCC 388. Hence, the Curative Petitions are dismis­sed", said the court order.

The five Judge bench also dismissed plea of the convicts to stay the execution of the death sentence. "The applications for oral hearing are rejected. The applications for stay of execution of death sentence are also rejected," said the court.

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