Nirbhaya case: All four to be hanged on Friday, 5:30 am


File photo - Supreme Court of India

File photo – Supreme Court of India

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain the plea of Mukesh Singh, one of the four death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, challenging a Delhi High Court order which rejected his claim that he was not in the city when at the time of crime on December 16, 2012.

A bench of Justices R Banumathi, Ashok Bhushan and AS Bopanna said the convict has exhausted all his remedies and no fresh evidence can be entertained at this level.

The bench said it does not find any merit in the plea and it cannot be entertained.

The High Court had on Wednesday said there were no grounds to interfere in the detailed and reasoned order of the trial court.

On Tuesday, the trial court dismissed Mukesh Singh’s plea and asked the Bar Council of India to appropriately sensitise his counsel.

On March 5, the trial court issued fresh warrants for hanging on March 20 at 5.30 am of all convicts in the case Mukesh Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Singh (31).