Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Rajwada rape: SC stay on death penalty

TNN | Mar 23, 2019, 10.08 AM IST

INDORE: Supreme Court has granted a stay on execution of death penalty to a man convicted of rape and murder of a three-month-old infant at Rajwada on April 20, 2018. The convict has moved two separate petitions before Apex court, one challenging the death sentence granted to him, while another is an appeal challenging the order by the high court and trial court convicting him of the rape and murder of the infant. 

Both the cases were heard by three judge bench of Chief Justice of India, Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Sanjiv Khanna on March 14. The order granting stay on the death sentence was delivered on March 20. Both the cases were filed on January 21. The plea on behalf of the convict has been moved by Delhi-based advocate Rajat Mittal. The next date of hearing of the two cases has been fixed on April 29, 2019.

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