Nirbhaya case Nirbhaya convicts Vinay Kumar Sharma filed a curative petition before the Supreme Court: Vinay Kumar Sharma, one of the four convicts of the Nirbhaya gang rape, has once again approached the Supreme Court against the death penalty.
Vinay Kumar Sharma, convicted in the 2012 Delhi Nirbhaya gang rape case, has filed a curative petition in the Supreme Court. In fact, Delhi’s Patiala House Court has issued a death warrant against all the culprits in the Nirbhaya case and has set the date of death sentence.
All the convicts of the Nirbhaya case have been sentenced to death by the Patiala House Court at 7 am on January 22. Nirbhaya’s mother had filed a petition in the Patiala House Court seeking a death warrant for the convicts, on which the court ruled in favor of Nirbhaya’s mother and set January 22 as the date of hanging.
Significantly, on the night of 16 December seven years ago in Delhi, six people including a minor had gang-raped 23-year-old Nirbhaya in a moving bus and threw her out of the road on the side of the bus. Whoever read and heard about the cruelty of this incident stood in a row. After this incident there were widespread demonstrations across the country and the movement to ensure women safety had started.
The four convicts in the case, Vinay Sharma, Mukesh Singh, Pawan Gupta and Akshay Kumar Singh were sentenced to death. Another convict Ram Singh allegedly committed suicide in Tihar Jail in 2015 and the minor convict was released in 2015 after serving a three-year sentence in a correctional home.
What is curative petition
The curative petition (curative petition) is filed when a mercy petition sent to the President of a convict in a case and a reconsideration petition in the Supreme Court are dismissed. In such a case, curative petition is the last chance of the convict through whom he can plead with leniency in the sentence already set for himself.
The special thing is that curative petition is the final link in any case. After a hearing on a curative petition, the law is closed for the guilty.