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Nirbhaya case: Supreme Court to hear curative petitions of 2 death-row convicts on January 14

A five-judge bench of the Supreme Court will hear on January 14 curative petitions of two of the four death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya case.

A bench of Justices NV Ramana, Arun Mishra, RF Nariman, R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan will hear the curative petitions filed by Vinay Sharma and Mukesh at 1.45 p.m.

Curative petitions are decided in-chambers by the judges and is the last and final legal remedy available to a person.

Two other death-row convicts, Akshay and Pawan Gupta, against whom death warrants have been issued by a Delhi court, have not filed curative petitions.

Source: thehindu.com

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