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Nirbhaya Case: Delhi High Court To Hear Convict Pawan's Plea Today

Moments after adjourning the hearing in plea filed by one of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya rape case to January 24, the Delhi High Court has recalled its order and said it will hear the matter today itself. The plea was filed by Pawan Gupta who has now claimed that he was a juvenile in 2012 when the gruesome ganagrape took place. His lawyer AP Singh argued that he should hence be treated under the Juvenile Justice Act and be given a month's time to submit fresh documents.However, after the court adjourned the hearing till January 24, the lawyer representing Nirbhaya's parents filed a plea objecting to the adjournment. The Delhi Court said it will hear Pawan Gupta's matter today itself. This comes a day after the Supreme Court rejected the review petition filed by Akshay Kumar Singh, another convict in the Nirbhaya gangrape case.

Updated : 19 December 2019, 03:06 PM