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Curative petition filed by Nirbhaya Case convict Akshay, been dismissed by the Supreme Court

Akshay Kumar Singh v The State of N.C.T. of Delhi., Curative Petition (Criminal) No. 10-11 of 2020, in Review Petition (Criminal) No. 602-603 of 2019, in Criminal Appeal No. 609-610 of 2017 – January 30, 2020.

The five Judge bench comprising of the Justice. N.V. Ramana, Justice. Arun Mishra, Justice. Rohinton Fali Nariman, Justice R. Banumathi,  Justice Ashok Bhushan, dismissed the curative petition.

As no merits were found to be within the perameters indicated in the decision of the case, Rupa Ashok Hurra v Ashok Hurra and Another , the bench dismissed the curative petition filed by Akshay, one of the death row convicts in Nirbhaya gang-rape case.

The trial court convicted the petitioner and the other three accused in 2013 and the High Court also confirms the death sentence in the year 2014. The same order has been passed by the Supreme Court in the year 2017.

The bench comprising of the Justice R. Banumathi, Ashok Bushan and A.S. Bopanna, in last month dismissed the review petition, filed by the convict Akshay.

Thus the application for stay of execution of death sentence was rejected and the curative petitions are dismissed accordingly.

–  Prithisha S



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