Chhawla Rape Case: SC dismisses pleas for evaluate of acquittals in Chhawla gang rape-murder case | Delhi Information


NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court docket on Tuesday dismissed petitions filed by Chhawla gang rape-murder sufferer’s father, Delhi Police, a social activist and two NGOs looking for evaluate of courtroom’s November 7 resolution to acquit the three individuals who had been convicted and sentenced to demise by each the trial courtroom and the Delhi HC.
The Delhi police had sought evaluate of the acquittal by arguing that instantly after the acquittal by the SC, one of many accused Vinod had murdered an auto-rickshaw driver close to Qutub Minar space in Delhi, from the place the woman was kidnapped, raped after which murdered in 2012. The police had mentioned it confirmed the accused particular person’s persistent legal bent of thoughts.
However a bench of CJI D Y Chandrachud, and Justices S R Bhat and Bela M Trivedi mentioned, “Even when an occasion, which has no nexus to the moment case had taken place subsequent to the pronouncement of the judgment that may not be a floor to entertain the evaluate petitions.”
The bench dismissed the evaluate petition by the sufferer’s father saying, “After having fastidiously gone by means of the judgment and the paperwork on report, we don’t discover any error both factual or authorized, obvious on the face of report requiring evaluate of the afore-stated judgment handed by this Court docket.”
There have been three different petitions filed in public curiosity by anti-rape activist Yogita Bhayana, and NGOs – Uttarakhand Bachao Motion and Uttarakhand Lok Manch. Trashing the petitions, the bench mentioned, such functions on the occasion of individuals who weren’t a celebration to the legal proceedings “shouldn’t be maintainable in a legal enchantment”.
A bench of then CJI U U Lalit, and Justices S R Bhat and Bela M Trivedi had on November 7 final yr reversed concurrent conviction and demise sentence given by the trial courtroom and Delhi HC on a technical floor that the prosecution witnesses weren’t adequately cross-examined by the accused and ordered their launch granting them good thing about doubt.
Acquitting the three accused, judgement creator Justice Trivedi had mentioned, “Within the instantaneous case, materials witnesses examined by the prosecution having not been both cross-examined or adequately examined, and the trial courtroom additionally having acted as a passive umpire, we discover that the appellants-accused had been disadvantaged of their rights to have a good trial, other than the truth that the reality additionally couldn’t be elicited by the trial courtroom.”
“Having mentioned that and for the explanations said above, the judgments and orders of conviction and sentence handed by the trial courtroom and the Excessive Court docket are put aside. The Appellants-accused are acquitted from the fees levelled towards them by giving them a good thing about doubt, and they’re directed to be let loose forthwith if not required in every other case. The appeals should be allowed accordingly,” Justice Trivedi had mentioned.



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