Left Menu
Development News Edition

Nirbhaya case: Delhi court to hear plea seeking FIR against sole witness

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 16-01-2020 19:28 IST | Created: 16-01-2020 19:28 IST
Nirbhaya case: Delhi court to hear plea seeking FIR against sole witness

The father of one of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape-and-murder case moved a Delhi court on Thursday, challenging an order refusing direction of an FIR against the sole eyewitness in the matter. The application was filed by Heera Lal Gupta, father of Pawan Kumar Gupta, before Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora against an order of a magisterial court.

It has sought a direction to the Delhi police to lodge an FIR against the eyewitness, a friend of the 23-year-old victim, for allegedly giving interviews to various television news channels after charging money. The sessions court put up the matter for hearing on January 27.

The magisterial court had dismissed a similar application on January 6. The eyewitness was accompanying the victim in the bus when the gruesome incident took place and he had also sustained injuries.

The application cited certain recent media reports, which alleged that the witness charged money to appear on various news channels, the applicant's lawyer, A P Singh, said. It alleged that the act of the witness affected the case by "resulting in a media trial".

"This calls for an independent investigation into the perjury that appears to have been committed by him (witness). Being the sole witness, his testimony has strongly influenced the outcome of the case, which led to the imposition of death penalty on the accused," the complaint said. Nirbhaya is the changed name of the December 2012 gang rape-and-murder victim, a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern who was raped and brutalised in a moving bus in south Delhi by six people.

The woman had boarded the almost empty bus in Munirka, along with her male friend, on her way home on December 16, 2012. After raping and brutalising the woman and beating up her friend, the assailants had thrown them out of the bus. After receiving initial treatment in New Delhi for a few days, the victim was shifted to Singapore's Mount Elizabeth Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries on December 29, 2012.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)



China: A savior for emerging markets or a poison pill?

... ...

Future of Urban Planning: Artificial Intelligence guiding the way

Advances in emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning can help us understand our cities better and derive useful insights from real-time data collected through automated models....


Latest News

UK says no decision on payment for positive COVID-19 tests

The British government has taken no decision on whether to pay 500 pounds 683 to everyone in England who tests positive for COVID-19, environment minister George Eustice said on Friday. Newspapers cited a policy paper which they said showed...

Lahiri off to a fine start with 68, lies 15th at American Express golf tournament

Anirban Lahiri got off a to fine start with a four-under 68 and was lying tied 15th after the first round of the American Express golf tournament.The Indian opened with a bogey, but steadied himself to pick five birdies and finish with a so...

Russia welcomes US proposal to extend nuclear treaty

The Kremlin on Friday welcomed US President Joe Bidens proposal to extend the last remaining nuclear arms control treaty between the two countries, which is set to expire in less than two weeks.Russian President Vladimir Putins spokesman, D...

HDFC Bank submits plan of action to RBI, hope to fix outage issue in 3 months

The countrys largest private sector lender HDFC Bank has submitted a detailed plan of action to the RBI to address repeated service disruption issues due to outage and hopes to improve its technology platform in three months.Progress is bei...

Give Feedback