Delhi HC rejects Dec 16 gang rape convict Mukesh Singh’s plea
The Delhi High Court Wednesday dismissed the plea of Mukesh Singh, one of the four death-row convicts in the gang rape and murder case, that challenged a trial court order which rejected his claim he was not in the national capital when the crime was committed on December 16, 2012.
Justice Brijesh Sethi said there were no grounds to interfere in the detailed and reasoned order of the trial court.
The high court further said there was nothing on record to suggest that the trial in the case stood vitiated due to concealment of any material evidence.
“There is, thus, no infirmity, illegality or irregularity in the order passed by the trial court,” the high court said and dismissed Mukesh’ plea.
On Tuesday, the trial court had dismissed his plea and had asked the Bar Council of India to give appropriate sensitisation exercise to his counsel.
On March 5, a trial court issued fresh warrants for hanging on March 20 at 5.30 am of all convicts in the case -- Mukesh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Singh (31).