New Delhi: The Supreme Court requested a review of its verdict that acquitted three death row inmates for the gang rape and murder of a 19-year-old girl in the Chhawla area of Delhi in 2012. It agreed on Wednesday to set up a three-member bench to consider the police. petition.
Attorney General Tushar Mehta told a court of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud, Justice PS Narasimha and Justice JB Pardiwala that one of the defendants who was acquitted by this court recently slit a person’s throat. “I am saying that all the acquitted defendants are feared criminals, which is why we are asking for a review of last year’s verdict,” Mehta said.
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He said a three-judge panel headed by the then Chief Justice had delivered the verdict. Chief Justice Chandrachud then said that the court would constitute a panel, consisting of himself, Justices S. Ravindra Bhat and Justice Bela M. Trivedi, to hear the petition for review.
After this, Mehta applied to the court to hear the petition for review in open court. On this, the bench said that a new bench will decide on this matter. The Chief Justice said: “When the matter is heard by the new court, we will look into it.” The three defendants were acquitted on November 7 of last year. (agency)