Nirbhaya’s Rapist’s Akshay Kumar review plea rejected

Nirbhaya’s Rapist’s Akshay Kumar review plea rejected by the Supreme Court and says no grounds to reconsider death penalty. Rapist seeks 3-weeks time to file mercy plea before the president.

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Nirbhaya’s rapist  Akshay Kumar in the review plea says,  Delhi air quality falling so why give death sentence. Delhi water is already poisonous. No place for capital punishment in civilised society. According to Vedas people live for a thousand years.  Life span reduced in kalyug, so no need of death penalty. 


Delhi Patiala house court:  No death warrant for Nirbhaya convicts today.  Nirbhaya case convicts get one week time to file mercy petition. Hearing on Death warrant adjourned to 7th January 2020


Nirbhaya case: A timeline of events


January 3: Delhi Police files charge-sheet against five adult accused for offences including murder, gang rape, attempt to murder, kidnapping, unnatural offences and dacoity.

January 28: Juvenile Justice Board rules that sixth accused is a minor.

February 2: Five adult accused are charged with 13 offences including murder.

March 11: Ram Singh, the bus driver, is found hanging in his cell in Tihar jail.

March 21: Rape law in the country amended, new tougher anti-rape law to punish sex crimes, including death for repeat rape offenders.

August 31: JJB convicts the juvenile for gang rape and murder and awards three years term at a probation home.

September 10: Fast Track court convicts Mukesh, Vinay, Akshay, Pawan of 13 offences including gang rape, unnatural offence and murder of the woman and attempt to murder her male friend.

September 13: Fast track court awards death to all four convicts. Trial court refers the case to Delhi High Court for confirmation of death sentence.

November 1: The Delhi High Court starts hearing the case on a daily basis.


March 13: The Delhi High Court upholds the death sentences awarded to the four convicts.


December 20: Delhi High Court refuses to stay the release of the juvenile. He walks out of a correction home after spending three years.


April 3: Supreme Court begins hearing in the case.


March 27: Supreme Court reserves verdict after nearly a year of hearing the case.

May 5: SC upholds death penalty of four accused – Akshay Thakur, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh.


July 9: SC rejects review petition filed by Pawan, Mukesh and Vinay


October 29: Tihar Jail gives seven days time to Nirbahaya rape and murder convicts to file the mercy petition or else they will go to court and seek black warrants

November 8: Vinay Sharma files mercy petition with Delhi government

November 29: Home department of Delhi government rejects Vinay Sharma’s mercy petition forwards the file to chief secretary

November 30: Chief secretary rejects it and moves the file to Delhi Home Minister Satyendra Jain.

December 1: Jain rejects it and forwards it to LG’s office

December 2: LG rejects mercy plea of Vinay, gives approval to Delhi govt decisions

December 6: MHA has sent to President, Delhi govt recommendation rejecting Vinay’s mercy plea

December 10: Akshay files a review petition in Supreme Court.

December 18: Review petition rejected by Supreme Court.


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