New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the plea by Delhi Commission for Women opposing the release of juvenile accused in the December 16 gang-rape case.
“We share your concern,” the apex court vacation bench comprising Justice A.K. Goel and Justice U.U. Lalit said, while dismissing the plea by the DCW.
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) had filed a special petition in the SC late night on December 19, 2015, as a last ditch effort to prevent the juvenile from being released from the observation home on Sunday.
The juvenile convict was believed to be one of the most brutal perpetrators in the heinous gang rape which took place on December 16, 2012. The victim, Nirbhaya did not survive the injuries and took her last breaths in Singapore. The lawyers associated with the case also claimed that the convict has been unremorseful and he has been further radicalized. Thus, he still poses a grave threat to the society.
The DCW put forth some 20 grounds in its petition to stop the juvenile convict’s release and their Chief Swati Maliwal hoped for a favourable judgment by the Supreme Court, but all in vain.
(With inputs from IANS)