2012 Chhawla gang-rape-murder: SC to consider listing plea seeking review of verdict acquitting 3

Updated: Dec 8 2022 1:15PM

New Delhi, Dec 8 (PTI) The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will take a call on listing for hearing a plea seeking review of its November 7 verdict acquitting three death row convicts for gang-raping and killing a 19-year-old girl in Delhi's Chhawla area in 2012. A bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justices P S Narasimha and J B Pardiwala took note of the submissions of a lawyer that the review plea be listed for hearing. “This is an extremely important case which has shaken the public confidence. Needs to be listed urgently,” the lawyer said.

"I will take a call after going through it," the CJI said. The top court, on November 7, had acquitted the three men by setting aside the Delhi High Court’s August 26, 2014 order upholding the death sentence awarded by the trial court. Several pleas seeking review of the apex court verdict have been filed recently.

The father of the teenager has also moved the top court through lawyer Rohit Dandriyal seeking review of the judgement acquitting the convicts of charges.