The Supreme Court will hear the plea of a death row convict in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case today. The plea is against a Delhi High Court order dismissing his claim that he was a juvenile when the crime was committed. Pawan Kumar Gupta’s plea will be heard by a bench of Justices R Banumathi, Ashok Bushan and A S Bopanna. Gupta had moved the apex court on Friday.
He has also sought a direction restraining the authorities from executing the death penalty, scheduled for February 1. A Delhi court on Friday issued fresh death warrants for February 1 against the four convicts- Vinay Sharma, Mukesh Kumar, Akshay Kumar Singh and Pawan- in the case.