Nirbhaya Case: Convict Pawan Gupta files curative petition in SC

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New Delhi: Pawan Kumar Gupta, one of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, has moved a curative plea in the Supreme Court on Friday.

The plea was for seeking commutation of his death penalty to life imprisonment. He has also sought a stay on the execution of the black warrant issued by the trial court.

The trial court on February 17 issued fresh date for execution of death warrants for March 3 at 6 am for the four convicts, Mukesh Kumar Singh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Kumar Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar (31) , in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case.

The President of India has already dismissed the mercy petitions of three convicts, Mukesh, Vinay and Akshay.

The Supreme Court had earlier dismissed separate pleas filed by Mukesh and Vinay challenging the rejection of their mercy petitions by the President. Akshay has not yet challenged the rejection of his mercy petition.

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