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Breaking: Supreme Court dismisses pleas by Nirbhaya convicts Mukesh and Akshay Singh

Shruti Mahajan

The Supreme Court today dismissed pleas filed by Nirbhaya convicts Mukesh and Akshay Singh, who are scheduled to be hanged tomorrow.

The order was passed by a Bench of Justices R Banumathi, Ashok Bhushan, and AS Bopanna.

The Court first heard a fresh petition filed by Mukesh, one of the convicts of the 2012 gang rape case, who claimed that the trial stands vitiated because there was concealment of documents.

Advocate ML Sharma, appearing for Mukesh, however said that his client has accepted his fate and does not seek to delay the execution. He went on the say that in future, no innocent person should be made to suffer on account of media pressure.

Sharma further asked aloud,

"The question is if justice was given to the accused."

In response, Justice Bhushan said that judicial review has its own limitations and the petitioner cannot keep raising some point or the other.

When Sharma asserted again that there was concealment of documents, the Court replied that documents are a matter of trial, and that all the points have been argued already.

Sharma went on to insist that Mukesh was not in Delhi on the day of the crime. He went on to argue that the only document that proves that he was not in Delhi on the day of the crime, was not placed on record.

The Court once again said that the point has been argued before and considered.

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