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Supreme Court to hear December 16 Delhi gang-rape convicts plea today

News Agencies | First published: 7 November 2016, 8:06 IST
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Supreme Court to hear December 16 Delhi gang-rape convicts plea today (Photo: PTI)

The Supreme Court on Monday will hear the appeal filed by the December 16 Nirbhaya gangrape convicts, who have moved to top court challenging their death sentence.

The death sentence of four of the convicts- Akshay, Vinay Sharma, Pawan and Mukesh was upheld by the Delhi High Court.

They had challenged their death sentence awarded by the Delhi High Court in the Supreme court.

The top court had on April 4 begun final hearing of the convicts' appeal almost two years after staying their execution.

Two of the four death-row convicts had written to Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justice Deepak Misra, stating that they do not approve of the defence counsel appointed by the court to argue their case before the top court as they had given statements against them to the media in the past.

The trial court had in September 2013 awarded death sentences to the convicts.

Six months later, the Delhi High Court upheld their conviction and sentence. All the convicts moved the apex court in 2014, which stayed their execution.

 
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