Nirbhaya case: SC declines Mukesh's plea claiming he wasn't in Delhi at time of crime


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

New Delhi, Mar 19 (PTI) The Supreme Court 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 A S 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).
PTI

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