The four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape case
The four convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape case|File image
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Nirbhaya gangrape case: SC rejects convict Pawan Gupta’s plea

SC rejects plea challenging Delhi HC order, which had dismissed his claim of being a juvenile at the time of offence, in Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court rejected the plea of convict Pawan Gupta in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case on Monday.

The SC rejected the plea challenging the Delhi High Court order, which had dismissed his claim of being a juvenile at the time of the offence.

A bench comprising Justices R Banumathi, Ashok Bhusan and AS Bopanna dismissed the plea of convict Pawan Kumar Gupta and upheld the Delhi High Court verdict. The apex court did not find any fresh ground in the matter.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta argued for Delhi Police and submitted a list of dates, pointing out that Pawan's birth certificate was on record before the sessions court in January 2013 when his claim of juvenility was rejected.

Mehta added that even Pawan's parents had said he was not a minor.

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