- Nirbhaya case: CJI recuses from case
CJI recuses himself from Nirbhaya rapist review plea hearing. SC bench to be reconstituted for review plea hearing. Fresh bench to constituted, hearing to resume tomorrow. CJI Bobde’s daughter appeared for Nirbhaya in Court.
The Supreme Court has postponed hearing a review plea filed by one of the four men convicted in the 2012 Delhi Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case. The hearing, which was to take place today, will now take place tomorrow after CJI SA Bobde who was on the bench hearing the case recused himself.
Nirbhaya Case Timeline
Dec 16, 2012: 23 tear old Nirbhaya gang-raped by 6 men
Sep 13, 2013: Fast Track Court awards death sentence to 4 accused
Nov 13, 2017: Convicts appeal to SC to review the death sentence
July 9, 2018: SC dismisses review petitions of 3 convicts