The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing on the plea by Mukesh Singh – one of the accused in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case – for the recall of a May 5 verdict upholding his death sentence. The next hearing will take place in January 2018.
The Apex Court in its May 5 verdict had upheld the death sentences of all four convicts in the 2012 gangrape and murder case of a paramedical student in a moving bus. The Supreme Court had upheld the death sentence and had described the crime as “rarest of rare”.
This is a second time the Supreme Court has deferred the hearing on the petition. Last time, the case was postponed by the bench chaired by Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice R. Banumathi on November 13 after the bench was told that the other three accused were also moving the court for review petition on the May 5 verdict.