Nirbhaya Case: Supreme Court dismissses curative plea of convict Akshay
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Thursday dismissed the curative petition of one of the four death row convicts Akshay Kumar in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case. His plea seeking stay of the execution scheduled for February 1 has also been rejected.
A bench comprising Justices N V Ramana, Arun Mishra, R F Nariman, R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan also rejected convict Akshay Kumar Singh’s plea seeking stay of his execution.
Akshay Kumar was the third convict to move the curative plea after Mukesh Kumar Singh and Vinay Kumar Sharma.
Curative petitions filed by Vinay and Mukesh in the case have already been dismissed by the apex court. The fourth convict, Pawan Gupta, has not filed the curative petition, which he still can if he chooses.
“The application for stay of execution of death sentence is also rejected,” the bench said.
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