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SC to give verdict on plea of juvenility of Nirbhaya convict

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday observed that the issue of the juvenility of Nirbhaya case convict, Pawan Gupta, has already been decided by courts, and queried his counsel, “How many times we will hear the same things, you have raised it already many times.”

Pawan Gupta has moved the top court challenging the Delhi High Court order declining to entertain his plea that he was a juvenile when the offence — Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder — was committed.

A bench headed by Justice R. Banumathi will pronounce the verdict at 2:30 p.m. on Monday.

A Juvenile Board in January 2013 had declared that Pawan was not a juvenile when he committed the offence. Pawan’s counsel argued the prosecution deliberately concealed that he was a juvenile. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said the prosecution has consistently maintained that the convict was not a juvenile when the offence was committed.

“Birth certificate of Pawan Kumar has been filed on record. The parents have confirmed the age of their wards and never disputed the age at the time of the commission of the offence”, said Mehta.

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Kumar Vishwas’ car stolen from outside his house in Ghaziabad

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New Delhi: Hindi poet Kumar Vishwas’ car has been stolen from outside his house in Indrapuram, Ghaziabad. The police have registered a case and several teams have been formed to nab the culprit.

Ghaziabad police spokesman Sohanveer Singh Solanki on Saturday confirmed this. He said, “The incident happened on Friday-Saturday night. The next morning the matter was reported to the police by his relatives. The police have lodged a case and investigation is on.”

According to the police, the car was parked outside the house of Kumar Vishwas at his Indrapuram house till late Friday night.

Kumar Vishwas lives in Sector 3 in Vasundhara, Ghaziabad district with his family.

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