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December 16 gangrape: SC extends stay on two convicts' execution

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today extended till April 7 the stay on the execution of death penalty of two of the four convicts in the December 16 gangrape and murder case, asking for a
december 16 gangrape sc extends stay on two...
PTI 31 Mar 2014, 22:27:16 PM IST
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today extended till April 7 the stay on the execution of death penalty of two of the four convicts in the December 16 gangrape and murder case, asking for a copy of the trial court judgement. 

A bench of justices B S Chauhan and J Chelameswar said they have gone through the judgement of Delhi High Court which has upheld the conviction and death sentence of the four convicts on March 13 but would also like to go through the verdict of the trial court awarding the extreme punishment to the convicts.

The court adjourned the case till April 7 and extended the stay on execution of convicts Mukesh and Pawan Gupta till then.

The apex court had earlier on March 15 stayed till today the execution of death sentence of Mukesh and Pawan after advocate M L Sharma moved a petition regarding this. 

Besides Mukesh (27) and Pawan (20), the High Court had also upheld the conviction and death penalty of Akshay Thakur (29) and Vinay Sharma (21).

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