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One of four Nirbhaya convicts files curative petition in SC

Nirbhaya Gang rape convict Akshay Kumar approached Supreme Court of India On Wednesday with a curative petition.

Shashwat Mishra

Shashwat MishraBy Shashwat Mishra

Published on 29 Jan 2020 5:57 AM GMT

One of four Nirbhaya convicts files curative petition in SC
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New Delhi: Nirbhaya Gang rape convict Akshay Kumar approached Supreme Court of India on Wednesday with a curative petition.

Advocate AP Singh, representing one of four convicts Akshay Kumar, said he has filed a curative plea on Wednesday and the apex court registry has sought some more documents along with the petition.

"I have approached the SC registry with curative petition today. The registry has asked me to file some additional documents along with the petition and I am in the process of completing the formalities,"said AP Singh.

Yesterday the Supreme Court rejected his request to show documents to the President that he claimed would prove he was "beaten and sexually assaulted" in jail. His advocate also claimed he was kept in solitary confinement even before his mercy petition was rejected and this was against prison rules.

The apex court is scheduled to pronounce its verdict at 10:30 am on Wednesday on a separate plea filed by another death row convict in the case, Mukhesh Kumar Singh ,who has challenged the rejection of his mercy petition by the President.

So far, the curative petitions filed by two convicts -- Vinay and Mukesh -- in the case have already been dismissed by the apex court. Curative petition is the last legal recourse available to a person in a court of law.

Shashwat Mishra

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