Delhi To Problem Supreme Courtroom Order To Free 3 Rape-Homicide Convicts

Chhawla Rape Case: The Supreme Courtroom had freed the three males final week. (File)

New Delhi:

The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi authorities will problem the Supreme Courtroom’s order acquitting three convicts in a 2012 gangrape and homicide case.

Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena in the present day accredited a request by the Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP) authorities within the metropolis to file a assessment petition difficult the acquittal of the three males. Solicitor Basic Tushar Mehta and Further Solicitor Basic Aishwarya Bhati will signify the Delhi authorities within the case.

The three males have been accused of abducting, raping and killing the 19-year-old lady in February 2012 in Delhi’s Chhawla, months earlier than the Nirbhaya case.

Her physique was recovered from a subject in Haryana three days later with a number of accidents. Extreme wounds steered that she was hit with automotive instruments and earthen pots.

A Delhi court docket in February 2014 had convicted the accused and awarded them the loss of life penalty. The capital punishment was confirmed by the Delhi Excessive Courtroom on August 26 2014, saying they have been “predators” transferring on the streets and “have been in search of prey”.

They challenged the excessive court docket ruling in Supreme Courtroom, asking that their sentence be diminished. The bench of Chief Justice of India UU Lalit and Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Bela M Trivedi on November 7 cancelled the Excessive Courtroom ruling, noting the prosecution failed to supply “main, cogent, clinching and clear proof in opposition to the accused.

Within the Supreme Courtroom, the Delhi Police cited the heinous nature of the crime and argued in opposition to any concession in any respect to the convicts.

The attorneys of the convicts pleaded to the Supreme Courtroom in opposition to the loss of life sentence and cited their age, household background and previous legal file to press for a discount in sentence.

Following the Supreme Courtroom verdict, the dad and mom of the lady stated they have been “dissatisfied and damaged”. “We’ll proceed our authorized struggle,” the lady’s father stated, recounting their 12-year wrestle for justice.

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